Weather Today: Rain and wind warnings in 11 counties amid ‘heavy and thunderstorm rain, hail and local flooding’

Met Éireann has issued two yellow status warnings for rain and wind today, with possible heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail and local flooding.

A yellow status warning for rain and wind was issued for all 11 districts in Münster and Connacht from 1 p.m. today until 10 p.m. this evening.

“A heavy rain shower will move north from Sunday afternoon, along with strengthening south-east winds,” Met Éireann said.

“Disruptions are expected, including spot flooding.”

A yellow wind alert has been issued for Counties Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Kerry and Limerick from 10pm this evening until noon tomorrow. The warning for Counties Kerry and Limerick is expected to be lifted at 6am tomorrow.

“Sunday night and Monday morning very windy with further heavy showers. South-east winds turning south-west reach mean speeds of 50-65 km/h with gusts of 90-110 km/h, higher in coastal and exposed areas,” Met Éireann said.

“Disruptions are to be expected.”

The forecaster said this morning will see a mostly calm and dry start with hazy sunshine. Clouds will move in from the south later in the day bringing a period of heavy rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon with the possibility of hail and local flooding.

With the rain it gets windy, with south-easterly winds becoming fresh to strong and gusty, at times approaching gale force near exposed coasts and on high ground. The highest temperatures are between 10 °C and 14 °C.

It will be very windy tonight with strong southwesterly winds and strong gusts at times along the Atlantic coast. Bursts of heavy rain will clear north overnight, followed by clear spells. Showers will continue in the west and northwest, with lows of 7C to 10C.

Met Éireann said it will remain very windy into tomorrow, with fresh to strong westerly winds persisting. Most places will be dry and sunny, with showers continuing in northern counties. Winds ease in the afternoon, with highs of 12°C to 15°C.

Monday night will be cold, dry and mostly clear, with lows of 3°C to 7°C.

The forecaster said there will be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells on Tuesday. Clouds will move in as the day progresses, with rain and maximum temperatures of 13C to 16C developing in the southwest.

Tuesday night will be windy with rain, possibly heavy, developing in the south. Over the northern half of the country it will be mostly dry and clear with lows of 7°C to 11°C.

Met Éireann said Wednesday will be a wet day for many areas, with persistent and at times heavy rains, particularly in the south. It’s going to be another windy day with highs of 11C to 15C.

It will remain wet through Wednesday night as rain moves north from the southeast followed by clear spells. It will be mild with lowest temperatures of 10°C to 13°C.

“A mostly dry start to Thursday with sunny spells. In the south it will rain again later in the day. Maximum temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees with fresh southeast winds,” said the meteorologist.

“Stay restless for the rest of the work week and into the weekend.” Weather Today: Rain and wind warnings in 11 counties amid ‘heavy and thunderstorm rain, hail and local flooding’

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