It’s going to absolutely lash later.
That’s according to Met Éireann, which has issued a Status Yellow weather warning for this evening, kicking in at 3pm and valid until 3am on Wednesday morning.
The national forecaster has warned that heavy spells of persistent rain will lead to localised flooding tonight, so it’s likely the roads will be dodgy in the morning.
Wet and windy
“A slow-moving band of rain will bring spells of persistent and heavy rain tonight and through tomorrow, especially across southern and eastern parts of Ireland.” explained meteorologist Paul Downes.
“Around 20-40mm rain is expected, with southern and eastern areas potentially seeing higher totals – particularly the higher ground of Cork and Kerry. These high rainfall accumulations may lead to impacts in some areas, such as tricky driving conditions, delays to public transport and localised flooding.”
⚠️☔️ A yellow #rain warning has been issued for later tonight and tomorrow in some southern and eastern areas, as heavy and persistent rain is expected to bring some impacts.
More details here⚠️ℹ️ https://t.co/XGJxZFd5UU
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 26, 2021
Paul continued: “Further spells of wet weather are expected tomorrow night and through Thursday with another 30-50mm rain possible, once again the greatest amounts are expected across southern and eastern areas.”
It’s also a good time to clear out any wet leaves that have gathered in your drains: “With lots of fallen leaves on the ground at this time of year and spells of wet weather in the forecast this week, there is a heightened risk of flooding from blocked drains.” Met Éireann tweeted.