Severe weather warning in effect in Waterford until Monday

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 15, 2019

A 24-hour status orange rainfall warning is in effect for Cork and Waterford, while status yellow rain and wind warnings are in place for other counties.

Met Éireann has extended its weather alerts with either Status Orange or Yellow warnings now in place for wind or rain for much of Ireland on Sunday and Monday.

Spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions are expected in many areas and motorists have been advised to be cautios in the risky conditions. A spell of heavy rain will arrive through Saturday night and Sunday followed by a second spell of heavy rain later on Sunday night and Monday will give more significant rainfall amounts. Again, the warning will be valid from 6:00pm this evening through to the same time tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow rainfall warning, which also runs until 6pm, is in place for Kilkenny, Wexford, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary. The first covers counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry, until 7pm today, and warns of gusts up to 110kmh.

Strong and gusty south-east winds are expected during the period, with mean speeds of 50 to 65kph and gusts of 90 to 110kph; these will be strongest in coastal areas and about high ground.

Met Éireann forecaster Liz Walsh said: "A lot of people are on Easter holidays, so they could see some tree branches down due to the winds". Southeast winds will strengthen further overnight with gales on coasts.

Temperatures will reach 10C in the afternoon in eastern areas and up to 15C in the west.

Tuesday will still bring a little patchy rain or showers to parts but there will be a good deal of dry weather overall with the West seeing the best of the brighter spells.

Tuesday night will be cold with possibly some mist or patchy fog developing in places and a touch of grass frost locally.

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