Met Eireann issue yellow wind and rain warnings – with up to 40mm expected in some areas


Meanwhile, forecasters reckon more rain is on the cards today – but the sun will make an appearance too

MET Eireann have issued yellow wind and rainfall warnings for tomorrow.

The rain alert – for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford – is valid from 6am to 6pm.

Bring a brolly if you're out and about today

Crispin Rodwell – The Sun Dublin

Bring a brolly if you’re out and about today

It reads: “Heavy rain will lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm but may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.”

And it’s also set to be a “very windy day” tomorrow – with temperatures reaching just 11C.

A wind alert will be in place for Munster and Connacht from 4am to 3pm.

A forecaster added: “Tomorrow, Friday will be a wet and very windy day.

Tomorrow is expected to be very wet

Crispin Rodwell – The Sun Dublin

Tomorrow is expected to be very wet

“Southeast winds will increase further to become strong and gusty with gales or strong gales on coasts.

“Rain will spread to all areas during the morning and will turn heavy for a time.

“In the west and southwest rain will clear to heavy showers later in the afternoon and winds will ease somewhat. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13C.”

Meanwhile, Met Eireann reckon more rain is on the cards today – but the sun will make an appearance too.

Showers are expected to hit parts of the country this afternoon.

A forecaster said: “Today will start dry in many areas with sunny spells and just a few showers.

Parts of the country will be lashed with rain


Parts of the country will be lashed with rain

“During the afternoon a spell of rain will develop along the east coast.

“Elsewhere there will be a lot of dry and bright weather through the course of the afternoon and evening.

“Maximum temperatures 9 to 11C, in mostly moderate south to southeast winds but fresh to strong and gusty on coasts.”

And forecasters say a mixed bag is on the cards for Saturday and Sunday.

They added: “A mix of sunny spells and showers on Saturday. Many of the showers will be confined to more western parts of the country with mostly dry weather in the east.

“Maximum temperatures 8 to 11C. Scattered showers will continue on Saturday night with lows of 2 to 6C.

“Further sunny spells and showers are likely on Sunday, but many eastern areas will stay dry.

“Later in the day the showers may give way to longer spells of rain in the west. Southerly winds will freshen a little during the afternoon. Maximum temperatures of 9 to 12C.”


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