Met Éireann issues three rainfall warnings for Saturday

The warnings have been issued as temperatures continue to soar

Met Éireann issues three rainfall warnings for Saturday

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Met Éireann has issued a number of rainfall warnings for Saturday.

Three separate status yellow warnings have been issued for a number of different areas around the country.

One warning comes into effect for Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan from 3am on Saturday morning, and is valid until 3pm.

Forecasters say there will be widespread rain with the risk of heavy and thundery downpours for a time, with possible accumulations of 20-30mm.

A similar warning is in place for Donegal between midnight and 6pm on Saturday, with higher amounts of rainfall likely in mountainous areas.

A final warning will come into effect for Connacht, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick from 9pm on Friday, and is valid until 6am on Saturday.

In those five areas, Met Éireann is warning: "Heavy thundery rain from Friday evening until early Saturday with accumulations of 25-40mm generally, but locally up to 50mm possible."

The warnings come as temperatures continue to soar, with temperatures of 20 to 25 Celsius around the country today.