Saturday's weather: Rainfall warnings issued for several counties

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Saturday's weather: Rainfall warnings issued for several counties

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Today

Dry in most areas this morning with sunny spells. However, cloud will thicken steadily from the west during the course of the day with outbreaks of rain reaching west Munster and westernmost Connacht by late morning.

The rain will then extend gradually eastwards during the afternoon but it looks set to stay dry across east Leinster and central/east Ulster until evening time.

Becoming humid with top temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in fresh or strong southerly winds.

Tonight

Outbreaks of rain will extend countrywide overnight with heavy falls expected in southern coastal counties with the risk of localised spot flooding (the heaviest rain will be in upland areas and near the coast).

Areas of mist and fog will form also in the mild and humid conditions. Minimum temperatures overnight of 11 to 14 degrees in fresh or strong southerly winds.

Weather warnings

Rainfall Warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford (status orange)

Rain will turn heavy and persistent this afternoon and persist for a time overnight. Rainfall totals of 30-40mm are expected widely with potential for accumulations of around 50mm in coastal and upland areas. The rain will be accompanied by strong and gusty southerly winds.

Warning valid from noon today until 3am Sunday.

Rainfall Warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary (status yellow)

Outbreaks of locally heavy rain moving in this afternoon and persisting for a time overnight. Rainfall accumulations of 30mm are possible in places, with potential for 40mm in upland areas. The rain will be accompanied by a fresh to strong and gusty southerly wind.

Warning valid from 3pm today until 3am Sunday.