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wet weekend

'Status yellow' weather advisory issued for Friday night and Saturday

A yellow rainfall warning is also in effect this morning for 14 counties.

A WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for the entire country for Friday night and all day on Saturday, as a new Atlantic system moves in.

According to Met Éireann’s ‘status yellow’ warning: 

An Atlantic Depression is expected to track eastwards over parts of Ireland on Saturday.
South to southeasterly winds on Friday night will veer northwesterly on Saturday and are expected to reach yellow warning criteria, at this stage.
There is potential for mean wind speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km/h, especially in coastal counties.

A yellow rainfall warning is also in effect this morning for 14 counties, and will stay in place until midnight.

According to Met Éireann, “Heavy rain is expected with accumulations between 30 and 50mm possible”.

It covers:

  • Munster
  • Dublin
  • Carlow
  • Kildare
  • Kilkenny
  • Louth
  • Wexford
  • Wicklow
  • Meath

It will be bright and sunny for a time tomorrow, before rain moves in in the afternoon.

In the wake of the wet and windy weather on Saturday, conditions are forecast to improve on Sunday – although the day will still be fairly breezy with scattered showers.

The weather system expected on Friday night will be christened ‘Storm Brian’ if it is deemed to meet storm-naming criteria by forecasters here and at the Met Office in the UK. The naming system was announced in 2014 as a way of warning people about serious weather events.

Read: ‘Storm Brian’ isn’t comparable to Ophelia – and isn’t even a storm yet >

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