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Weather alert: Met Eireann issues a status yellow warning


Met Eireann has warned that thundery downpours could cause spot flooding across the country. According to forecaster David Rodgers, the south will be affected the worst and the unwelcoming rain could be here until the weekend.

After the yellow warning was issued the country was told to brace itself for more stormy weather. The rainfall is predicted to be between 40 and 50 mm in parts of Kerry and west Cork.

Residents in Waterford and Wexford have also been warned about the expected heavy rainfall. A separate yellow warning was sent to marine areas cautioning of gale force winds of 6 or 7 to hit.

Mr Rodgers added: “There are a lot of scattered showers across the country at the moment with some of them being thundery.  Anywhere that has had rain persistent overnight  will be at risk to localised spot flooding, which can cause surface water problems.”

Another yellow warning urges people that are vulnerable because of their location and activity should take preventative measures.

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