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Two warnings issued for 12 counties with ‘large rainfall amounts’ expected for two

Extra.ie logo Extra.ie 14/04/2019 Emma Costello

a group of people walking in the rain holding an umbrella © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange rain warning for two counties.

Cork and Waterford are expected to receive ‘large rainfall amounts’ until Monday evening.

The warning was issued on Saturday at 5pm.

a person wearing a hat © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The warning read: ‘In the 48 hour period from Saturday evening to Monday evening, a spell of heavy rain through Saturday night and Sunday followed by a second spell of heavy rain later on Sunday night and Monday will give large rainfall amounts.

‘Flooding and hazardous driving conditions in many areas. Rainfall amounts will be highest along the south coast and in mountainous areas.’

The Status Orange warning will end on Monday, April 15, at 6pm.

Met Eireann also issued a Status Orange warning for 10 more counties.

a couple of people that are standing in the rain holding an umbrella © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland It was issued at the same time at the Status Orange warning and will last until Monday, April 15, at 6pm.

Kilkenny, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and the five counties of Connacht are affected.

The warning read: ‘In the 48 hour period from Saturday evening to Monday evening, a spell of heavy rain through Saturday night and Sunday followed by a second spell of heavy rain later on Sunday night and Monday will give significant rainfall amounts.

a person walking in the rain holding an umbrella © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘Spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions in many areas. Rainfall amounts will be highest in mountainous areas.’

Meanwhile Met Eireann predicts a wet week from Monday onwards but the rain will gradually become confined to Eastern coastal areas and the strong winds will ease.

They said: ‘For the rest of the coming week, apart from a few light showers, it looks like it will be mainly dry with sunny spells.

a person walking down a street © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘Winds will remain moderate East or Southeast and it will gradually become a degree or so milder day by day, so with temperatures on good Friday afternoon expected to range from 15 degrees along exposed coasts to as high as 18 to 20 degrees elsewhere.

‘Night-time temperatures will be around 5 to 8 degrees.’

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