Wet and windy as three weather warnings remain in place

Weather Update

A 'Status Yellow' rainfall warning remains in place today for Cavan and Monaghan, Leinster, Connacht and Limerick while a Status Yellow Wind warning is in force for the country until this evening.

The Met Éireann Weather Warning is one of three alerts issued for the country yesterday.

It warns of "heavy rain", which will lead to some "river flooding and localised surface flooding". Rainfall totals of 30 to 50mm, higher in mountainous regions, are predicted.

The warning came into effect at 9pm yesterday evening and will remain in place until 9pm this evening (Tuesday).

A 'Status Yellow' wind warning is also in place for all of Ireland. It's forecasting mean wind speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of between 90-110km/h.

That warning came into effect at 6am and will remain in place until 6pm this evening.

A Status Orange Rainfall warning is in place for Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford

Meanwhile, the general weather forecast for Meath today is for a wet and windy day with heavy and persistent rain. Strong and gusty southerly winds with gales along coasts. Highest temperature of 12 to 13 degrees.

The rain will clear eastwards overnight with scattered showers moving into the west. Continuing breezy with fresh southerly winds, strong along coasts. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is set to bring a mix of bright spells and scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 10 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.

The overview for the coming days is for continuing unsettled conditions through midweek but becoming more settled for the end of the week with mainly dry conditions and sunny spells.

On Wednesday night, showers will persist in the west, while elsewhere will be largely dry with long clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees in a light to moderate southwest breeze, fresh near western coasts.

Thursday will bring a mix of sunny spells and showers. Some of the showers could be heavy with a risk of hail. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in a light to moderate westerly breeze.

It will remain largely dry with long clear spells on Thursday night. However a few light showers may affect the northwest early on. Lowest temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees in a light or moderate southwest breeze.

Friday is promised a mainly dry and bright day with long spells of sunshine, just a few light showers in the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in a moderate southwest breeze, increasing fresh and gusty near west and southwest coasts.

Current indications for the weekend are for a more settled spell of weather with high pressure becoming established to the south. Western and northwestern areas will remain at risk from the Atlantic with patchy rain or showers possible, but it should stay drier further south and east.

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