Thursday's weather: Risk of spot flooding with two weather warnings in place

Information supplied by Met Éireann

Thursday's weather: Risk of spot flooding with two weather warnings in place

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Today

Windy and cold today with strong and gusty southerly winds, gales on the coasts.

Many places will be dry, but scattered outbreaks of rain in southwestern and western coastal counties this morning, will become heavy and persistent there during the day, and spread further east over Munster later.

The rest of the country will remain mostly dry apart from a few light showers near the east coast.

Some bright periods at times in the east.

Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees Celsius and feeling cold in the blustery wind.

Tonight

Still rather windy or breezy tonight, with further heavy rain in the west and southwest and a risk of local spot flooding.

Mostly dry elsewhere but rain will spread into the rest of Munster by morning, but will tend to ease off in the southwest.

Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees Celsius with possibly a slight frost in some northern parts.

Weather warnings

A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Cork and Kerry.

Rain will turn heavy later tonight and will continue through Thursday.

Between 30 to 50mm of rain are likely over west Cork and over south and west Kerry.

Some larger totals are possible on the mountains.

While a status yellow wind warning has been extended to Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford

South to southeast winds will increase strong to gale force and gusty in coastal counties of Ireland today.

These winds will persist overnight and into tomorrow Thursday.

Average winds of 55 to 65 km/h are expected, with gusts of 90 to 110km/h at times.

Winds will be at their strongest overnight and for a time tomorrow, in southwestern, western and northwestern coastal counties.