yellow rain warning

  • Met Eireann is warning that several parts of the country could be hit by flooding today as storm Helene makes its way towards Ireland.

    Up to 40mm of rain is expected to fall.

    A yellow rainfall warning has already been issued for Mayo and Galway which is valid from noon to midnight tonight.

    Between 25 and 40 mm of rain is currently forecast to fall on the counties with a risk of flooding in places.

    Many other counties are expected to be hit by heavy rain tonight - Met Eireann says it's possible that yellow level warnings may be issued for Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Dublin, Meath and Louth.

    Current forecasts show south to southeast winds will reach gale or strong gale force at Sea, but will be fresh to strong over land as the ex tropical storm tracks northeastwards close to the southeast tonight.

    Rain will spread eastwards quickly across the country and will be heavy in many areas for a time with a risk of spot flooding.

  • Gardai across the region are advising motorists to take due caution this morning and reduce their speed due to heavy rainfall overnight.

    Accumulations of between 25 and 33mm occurred overnight leaving excess water on many roads across the west.

    A status yellow rainfall warning is currently in effect for counties Galway, Roscommon and Sligo.

    The warning is due to remain in place until 7pm this evening.

  • A status yellow rain warning remains in place for 7 counties until nine o'clock this morning.

    The counties affected include Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

    There will be showers across the country today, but some dry spells in the afternoon.


  • Status yellow wind and rainfall warnings have been issued for the entire country for Saturday and Sunday, as Storm Ciara approaches.

    Southerly winds will strengthen during Saturday with gusts of between 90 and 110 km/hour.

    On Sunday, Storm Ciara will produce very strong winds with a risk of damaging gusts.

    Met Eireann says that, over the weekend, the combination of Spring Tides and high seas as well as stormy conditions will result in an elevated risk of coastal flooding especially along  western, northwestern and southern coasts.

    There's also a status yellow rainfall warning from 12 noon Saturday until 3pm Sunday.

    Met Eireann says a spell of heavy rain will spread eastwards across the country on Saturday with 20-40mm expected, highest in the west and northwest.

    Another spell of heavy rain on Sunday will clear to squally wintry showers, with  another 20-40mm likely, wtih a risk of localised flooding - especially in the West.

  • There's a warning for thunderstorms and some spot flooding across the country today.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rain alert, which is in effect from 9 o'clock this morning until 10 tonight.

    They say there could be extremely heavy rainfall in places, with up to 50 millimetres falling in a short space of time.



    A yellow weather warning for rain is in place across Connaught counties until 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.

    Counties Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary are also affected.

    Met Eireann is advising that periods of heavy rainfall may lead to some local flooding as river levels remain elevated.
    Rainfall accumulations of 40 to 50mm in places will occur, with some spot flooding.
    Strong winds at times also today, with gales on coasts.

  • A status yellow rainfall warning is in place across the counties of Connaught today

    It will remain in place until six o'clock tomorrow morning and also affects counties Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

    Up to 80 millimetres of rain is expected to fall over the next 24 hours.

    Cathal Nolan, from the Midland Weather Channel, is warning of the possibility of flooding.


    Met Eireann have issued a status Yellow Weather alert for rainfall for counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal which will remain in place until 3pm tomorrow.

    Rainfall of between 25 and 50 mm is expected to fall.

    The rest of the week remains unsettled as very heavy rain and wind are expected at times.

  • Two separate weather warnings come into force this morning with strong winds and heavy rain.

    A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for counties Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford with up to 50 mm expected.

    While there's a nationwide yellow wind warning in place from 9AM, along Atlantic coastal counties.