August 4, 2021

WEATHER WARNING: Yellow wind alert issued for Waterford

Wet and windy …  that’s the message coming from Met Éireann as it warned of strong gales and heavy rainfall in Waterford from tonight and into Saturday morning.

A status yellow warning has been issued for counties Waterford, Wexford, Cork and Kerry, which is valid from 11pm until 6am  tomorrow morning.

Nationwide, meteorologists say the downpour will work its way northeastwards later today while temperatures will vary between 12 and 15 degrees Celsius.

A separate status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick until midnight tonight, with risks of flooding as 60mm is expected to fall.

“There will be some heavy, thundery downpours, especially in Munster with a risk of flooding. It will become very windy in coastal areas of Munster with westerly gales and severe gusts,” Met Éireann said in its latest forecast.

The national forecaster warned the outlook was “very disturbed, wet and windy” for the weekend and Monday would remain unsettled. After a let-up in the rain on Tuesday, there will be frosty conditions.

“Present signs are for yet more rain to spread countrywide on Wednesday with unsettled conditions continuing thereafter,” Met Éireann added.

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