Met Eireann is warning of heavy and persistent rain from tonight until Friday morning, with a status yellow rainfall warning in place for Connacht and 5 other counties along the western seaboard.

The forecasters says the heavy rain will lead to some flooding and disruption.

Up to 60 mm of rain is expected across the region - higher in mountainous areas.

The warning comes into effect from midnight tonight until 6am Friday morning.

There are also gale warnings and small craft warnings in place today.





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