yellow rainfall warning

  • Met Eireann says its monitoring the level of rainfall expected over the coming days amid fears of flooding.

    Farmers along the River Shannon are concerned following storms Ciara and Dennis.

    A yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Longford, Clare and Tipperary.

    Meanwhile, residents in Crossmolina are keeping a close eye on the levels of the River Deel.

    Cathaoirleach of the Ballina Municipal District Cllr. Michael Loftus says luckily there is no immediate threat of flooding in Crossmolina, however he is disappointed in the delay of approving a bypass for the River Deel.


    A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for more than half the country with heavy rain forecast to fall from tonight.

    The warning for all of Connacht, and counties Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary is valid from 9pm tonight until noon tomorrow.

    Heavy rain will develop overnight leading to accumulations of 25-35 mm in places.

    Met Eireann says the rain may turn to snow for a time.



  • A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place today for five counties in the West & Northwest.

    Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal can expect persistent and occasionally heavy rain for the rest of today and into tonight (Thursday).

    Met Eireann says the highest rainfall will be in coastal areas and on hills and mountains, with a risk of localised flooding in places.

    The status yellow warning remains in place until midnight tonight.

  • A yellow rainfall warning by Met Eireann for counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal remains in place this morning.

    While a storm brewing in the Atlantic at present couldhit the country with gusts of up to 150kmh later this week.

    A yellow rainfall warning for Mayo, Sligo and Donegal is currently in place as a slow-moving band of rain continues to bring heavy showers, ranging from 25mm to 40mm.

    Galway City Council's weather assessment team met yesterday to assess the approaching storm.

    A spokesperson said Galway is experiencing a period of "very high astronomical spring tides", which will last until Thursday.

    However, temperatures tomorrow are expected to reach up to 21C before the storm hits.

    Met Eireann says that the storm brewing on Thursday into Friday will bring strong to gale force southerly winds that could potentially give some damaging gusts, especially in the west.