Saturday's weather: Rainfall warnings in place, with more flooding expected

Information supplied by Met Éireann

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Very wet this morning, with widespread rain, heavy in many areas, with a risk of flooding. Some sleet is possible also, with a risk of snow on high ground, but becoming very mild in Munster and south Leinster. Drier conditions, with just scattered showers, will develop in the west and northwest during the morning and early afternoon and will extend gradually southeastwards, but rain will continue throughout the day in south Munster and the far south of Leinster.

Maximum temperatures 10 to 13 Celsius in the southern half of the country, but cold elsewhere, with values of just 3 to 6 Celsius. Very windy in south and southeast coastal counties, with strong southwest winds, but winds mostly light to moderate northeast or variable overland, backing northerly.


Early tonight, it will be dry in most areas, but cold, with frost and a risk of icy patches. Some mist or fog patches also in slack winds. The south and southwest will be milder, with rain, extending gradually northwards overnight across Munster, the southern half of Leinster and parts of Connacht, with some sleet in places.

Minimum temperatures 0 to minus 2 Celsius in the north and northwest, 1 to 5 elsewhere, mildest in the far south.

Weather warnings

Rainfall warning for Clare, Cork and Kerry (status orange)

Prolonged falls of very heavy rain expected overnight Friday and during Saturday with totals of 30 to 50mm, larger totals on higher ground. Further flooding is expected. Warning valid until midnight.

Rainfall warning for remaining counties of Munster, much of Leinster and much of Connacht (status yellow)

Falls of very heavy, prolonged rain at times overnight and during Saturday with totals of 25 to 35mm, larger totals on higher ground. Further flooding expected. Warning valid until midnight.

Snow-ice Warning for Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Mayo and Roscommon

Snow accumulations of up to 3 cm this morning and early afternoon. Warning in place until 2pm.