Two weather warnings issued as wind and rain to batter Ireland

Stormy weather set to hit ahead of big improvement in weather forecasts Met Éireann

Stormy weather set to hit ahead of big improvement in weather forecasts Met Éireann

Heavy showers are expected in the eight counties under a status yellow rainfall warning.

A 24-hour yellow warning for counties Galway, Mayo, Clare, Sligo, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford saw rainfall of 25mm to 50mm in coastal areas.

They state that there will be "rainfall accumulations of 25 to 40mm expected over the period, with the potential for higher amounts on hills and mountains".

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire country for Monday night, with south to southeast winds reaching mean speeds of between 50 and 65km/h with gusts of between 80 and 110km/h.

Met Éireann says the weather will worsen dramatically after a dry and bright start in most places at first on Monday.

Tomorrow will see further rain along Atlantic-coastal counties, but for the rest of us the weather will vastly improve thanks to a 2,414km "African air plume".

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"By evening time a more prolonged spell of rain will develop in the west with the risk of spot flooding". Temperatures are expected to between 17 and 18 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday.

A Met Éireann spokesperson said Wednesday is looking a little better and will be mainly dry with sunny spells.

The sun will also return in less windy conditions but it will become cooler on Friday with a few showers. Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees Celsius.

As for today and tomorrow, Met Eireann is forecasting that heavy and persistent rain will fall across the county.

"The weekend will be largely dry and bright for many on Saturday with sunny spells in eastern areas".

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