It’s pretty grim.
After bucketing down all night, the rain is set to continue for most of today, with Met Éireann issuing Status Yellow rainfall warnings for Cork and Kerry and the tail end of a hurricane headed in our direction on Thursday.
Status Yellow – Rainfall warning for Cork and Kerry
25 to 35 mm rain expected with a risk of spot flooding
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 29, 2019
A deluge of 25 to 35 mm is expected today, with a risk of spot flooding and temperatures ranging between 13 and 16C.
The weather warning will remain in place until Monday evening at 4pm.
The week ahead
According to the national forecaster, Tuesday will start out “damp, blustery and cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle”.
There’s better news for later tomorrow however, when brighter, clearer and “mainly dry” weather will develop in the afternoon.
Wednesday looks set to be the best day of the week, with a dry day forecast countrywide with mist and fog patches slowly clearing to give some bright or sunny spells and temperatures ranging from 11 to 14 degrees.
Probably best not to get the big wash on the line though; on Thursday, tropical storm Lorenzo is likely to be in the vicinity.
“It’s exact track and central pressure is very uncertain as is the timing.” say Met Éireann.
“It is possible it could track to the West of Ireland. It will become milder due to the influence of the tropical origin air.”
The risk of severe weather continues and the progress of Lorenzo and any potential impacts for Ireland are being closely monitored.