Irish weather forecast- Met Eireann issue yellow alert for four counties as up to 40mm of rain to batter coast

MET Eireann have issued a yellow rainfall alert for four counties – with localised flooding expected to occur.

The yellow warning was issued for counties Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry.

A weather warning has been put in place for Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry

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A weather warning has been put in place for Galway, Mayo, Cork and KerryCredit: WXCHARTS.COM
Up to 40mm of rain is set to batter the Atlantic coastal counties

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Up to 40mm of rain is set to batter the Atlantic coastal countiesCredit: WXCHARTS.COM
The Met Eireann yellow alert will come into place at 6pm on Tuesday

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The Met Eireann yellow alert will come into place at 6pm on Tuesday

It is valid from 6pm tomorrow until 12pm the following day.

The warning reads: ” Status Yellow Rainfall warning for Galway, Mayo, Cork and Kerry.

WEATHER ALERT

“25 to 40mm expected, higher in mountainous regions.

“Localised flooding will occur.”

Met Eireann have said that tomorrow will begin with lingering drizzle and mist – but brighter conditions in the southwest will extend to most areas.

The forecaster said that cloud is set to thicken from the west with rain hitting Connacht and west Munstur towards the evening.

The forecaster said: “Mostly cloudy to begin on Tuesday with lingering drizzle and mist.

“However, brighter conditions in the southwest will extend to most areas by the early afternoon.

“Cloud will thicken from the west later as southerly winds freshen, with rain arriving in Connacht and west Munster towards evening.

‘WET AND WINDY’

“Highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.”

Tomorrow night is set to see rain spread countrywide – with a risk of spot flooding and some heavy falls.

Temperatures are set to hit highs of 12C to 14C.

Met Eireann continued: “Rain will spread countrywide on Tuesday night, with some heavy falls, bringing a risk of localised spot flooding.

“Lowest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with strong southerly winds developing.”

Wednesday is set to be a wet and windy day with a continued risk of spot flooding.

The forecaster added: “Wednesday will be a wet and windy day with a continued risk of localised spot flooding.

“Strong and gusty southerly winds will veer westerly and ease later in the day. Top temperatures of 12 and 14 degrees.”

The weather is expected “to continue unsettled in to the weekend with southwest winds bringing rain at times”.

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