Met Éireann issues warning for heavy rain and strong winds

Monday, February 22

Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings for very wet and windy weather that is expected to hit the entire country over the next few days.

A Status Orange rainfall warning for Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford comes into effect from 7pm tonight and lasts until 9pm tomorrow.

Heavy rain tonight and tomorrow is expected to cause further river flooding and surface water flooding.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning will be in place between 9pm tonight and 9pm tomorrow for Leinster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare and Limerick.

A Status Yellow wind warning for Munster, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo comes into operation from 9pm tonight until 6am tomorrow.

Gusts of up to 110km/h are forecast.

There will also be a risk of coastal flooding and southerly winds will reach mean wind speeds of 50-65km/h.

There is also a yellow rain warning for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry between 2am and 6pm tomorrow.