Met Éireann have warned of spells of intense and heavy rainfall in certain parts of the country as orange and yellow weather warnings come into effect this morning.
Met Éireann has issued an orange weather status for Waterford, in effect from noon until 6pm today, warning of “intense rainfall over a relatively short time period”.
Flooding, poor visibility and hazard travelling conditions can be expected.
Meteorologist Alan O’Reilly said weather models show over 30ml of rain is possible in the six-hour warning window.
⚠️An Orange Rainfall warning has been issued for Waterford⚠️
Intense rainfall over a relatively short time period.
Hazardous travelling conditions🚗
Affected Regions: Waterford
Valid Sunday 11:00 -18:00 24/9/2023 pic.twitter.com/g1wFQkNdaL
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 23, 2023
A yellow rain warning was also issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Cork from 9am today until 6pm and for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo from 11am until 8pm.
RTÉ meteorologist Linda Hughes told Newstalk Sunday will be a “windy and blustery day”, particularly in the southeast during the afternoon and early evening.
“Take care - there is likely to be some surface water with rain continuing throughout much of the day and heavy rainfall in some places,” she said.
“Take care if you’re driving on roads because the rain will also be accompanied by some strong and gusty winds.”