September 28, 2021

WEATHER ALERT: Flooding fears as Storm Sebastien to hit Waterford tonight

Waterford and the rest of Ireland faces the risk of flooding this week as Storm Sebastien sweeps in from the Atlantic tonight.

Forecasters said Storm Sebastien is moving northeast from the tropical Atlantic where it formed and looks set to hit Ireland on Monday into Tuesday.

According to Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly, the storm will cause a lot of uncertainty – with heavy rain on the cards.

He tweeted: “The track of Sebastien or what is left of it after it merges with another low continues to cause weather models a headache.

“A lot of uncertainty on charts for Tuesday but it should stay south of us keeping strongest winds offshore, risk of associated heavy rain though.”

Met Éireann said it will remain dry for most of today in Waterford and throughout Munster.

“Mostly cloudy tomorrow morning with outbreaks of light rain, drizzle or mist, followed by scattered showers in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees. Light to moderate south-east winds will veer south to south-west,” the national forecaster said.

Met Éireann said there is a risk of flooding tomorrow in the south due to the wet and breezy conditions.

Tomorrow night will see a lot of rain, and it will mainly affect Waterford and other counties in the east of the country.


Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating, and He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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