Status Orange weather warning as Storm Francis brings ‘intense rainfall’ and flash floods
Met Éireann has upgraded the Status Yellow weather warning to a more severe Status Orange as Storm Francis makes its way towards Ireland, hot on the heels of Storm Ellen.
“Intense rainfall associated with Storm Francis is expected at times Monday night and Tuesday, leading to accumulations of 40 to 60mm (higher values in mountainous areas).” warned the national forecaster.
“The most intense rainfall is expected to ease off in southern counties during Tuesday morning. Some flash flooding likely.
This rainfall will further elevate river levels and may result in river flooding also.”
Status Orange Rainfall warning has been issued for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Waterford-
Valid: 21:00 Monday 24/08/2020 to 17:00 Tuesday 25/08/2020
Status Yellow Rainfall and Wind warnings have also been issued https://t.co/ozrQHtoOkt pic.twitter.com/4fXLMVZjzB
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 24, 2020
The Status Orange Rainfall warning has been issued for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal and it’s valid from 9pm tonight until Tuesday at 5pm.
The previous Status Yellow wind and rain warnings remain in place.