Ireland’s recent spell of bad weather is set to continue after Met Éireann issued a new Weather Warning for the entire country.
Many areas are already at risk of spot flooding today after the forecaster warned that as much as 50mm of rain can be expected in the south and east.
Some flooding has already been reported in Cork
A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath remains in effect for all of today.
However, a new Weather Advisory has warned that Ireland is likely to experience more wet and windy weather on Friday night and Saturday.
This new Status Yellow Advisory, issued yesterday, states: “An Atlantic Depression is expected to track eastwards over parts of Ireland on Saturday.
“South to southeasterly winds on Friday night will veer northwesterly on Saturday and are expected to reach yellow warning criteria, at this stage.
“There is potential for mean wind speeds of 50 to 60km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km/h, especially in coastal counties.”
The nationwide warning is in effect from 6pm on Friday to a minute before midnight on Saturday.