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Weather warnings still in place after weekend storm warnings

Several Dublin roads remain closed at the Strand Road junction as further rain and winds forecast for today.

Met Éireann radar image of rainfall over Ireland this morning at 8:45 (note: shows no rain over Donegal and north-west).
Met Éireann radar image of rainfall over Ireland this morning at 8:45 (note: shows no rain over Donegal and north-west).

A MET ÉIREANN WEATHER WARNING remains in place until 6pm today, with strong westerly winds and high sea swells off the west and southwest coast forecast today.

The weather service says there is a slight risk of coastal flooding on all coasts today.

Motorists are still being advised to take care on the roads today. AA Roadwatch reported this morning:

Roads are wet across the country following heavy overnight rain and there is some localised flooding and surface water. Fallen leaves, branches and debris are creating hazardous driving conditions. Motorists are urged to drive with care, slow down and increase your braking distance.

The AA advises Clare drivers to be careful on the Ardnacrusha/Broadford Road, where a boulder has been reported on a bend near Clonlara. In Louth, there is no access to Ardee via Stoney Lane at the John’s Street junction in Curraghbeg due to flooding.

Minor flooding in Sligo on Scotchman’s Road between Bundoran Road and Ross’ Point Road is subsiding.

This morning, Dublin City Council said that the threat of flooding last night passed without any major incident. It said there were local incidences of water breaching the walls at the Wodden Bridge at Clontarf and at Marine Road, Sandymount.

However, the council said several road closures at junctions with the Strand Road which were announced yesterday remain in place this morning but should be re-opened at 2pm today.

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