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Two weather warnings have just kicked in - get ready for some heavy rain

There’ll also be high tides today.

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TWO WEATHER WARNINGS have kicked in this morning, ahead of expected heavy rain.

A yellow alert, the lowest category of warning under the weather service’s advisory system, applies for Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. 

It came into effect at 6am and lasts until 6am tomorrow. 25 to 50mm of rainfall is expected, with the heaviest falls in mountainous areas.

A more serious orange warning applies for Cork for the same period.

According to Met Éireann, Cork will have:

40 to 70 mm rainfall. Heaviest falls along the south coast and in mountainous areas.

With high tides happening today, caution is also being advised in coastal areas.

“It will be heavy with localised flooding, especially in south Munster,” Met Éireann said.

The northern half of the country will be mainly dry with some bright spells. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in easterly winds, which will be strong and gusty in the south.

More rain is expected in the early days of the week. And according to the outlook for the following days:

Little improvement: further showers or showery rain with temperatures remaining below normal in easterly winds.

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