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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 10 August, 2020
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A weather warning's been issued for the west of the country

Morning, Ireland.

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A YELLOW ALERT weather advisory has been issued for the northwest and some western counties, with up to 80mm of rain expected in some areas.

So if you’re heading to St Patrick’s Day events in Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo, the advice is: bring a brolly. 

The alert was issued at 6pm last night and covers the 48 hour period between 9am this morning and 9am on Sunday.

According to Met Éireann we’ll have:

Periods of heavy rain at times through Friday and Saturday. Rainfall accumulations of 50 to 80mm in the 48hr period. Highest rainfall on the high ground in the west of the counties.

The weather forecast for the rest of the country today isn’t much better, with forecasters telling us it will be cool, blustery and mainly cloudy.

Here’s the summary:

Dry in some eastern and southern areas to start, but persistent and sometimes heavy rain will affect Connacht, Ulster and parts of west Munster today, with some hill and coastal fog. But the rain should be lighter and more scattered elsewhere, with further occasional dry periods. Top temperatures 9 to 11 C.

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It will be windy early tonight, and there’ll be some further rain at times – turning heavy and persistent in the west.

Expect similar conditions tomorrow – with temperatures rising by a few degrees.

Read: Embrace the madness: Here’s your handy guide to this year’s Paddy’s Day festival >

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