Two weather warnings issued as high winds and extreme rain hit country

Storm: Heavy rainfall is expected especially in Cork and Kerry. © File Photo
Storm: Heavy rainfall is expected especially in Cork and Kerry. © File Photo

Met Eireann has issued two warnings as extreme weather conditions are expected to hit the country over the next thirty-six hours.

The first Status Yellow warning is a wind warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Waterford and is in place until 3pm on Thursday.

Mean winds of 55 to 65 km/h are expected, with gusts of 90 to 110 km/h at times. Winds will be at their strongest overnight and for a time tomorrow, in southwestern, western and northwestern coastal counties.

The second Status Yellow warning is a rain warning for Cork and Kerry and is in place from 6am tomorrow until 6am on Friday morning.

Rain will turn heavy later tonight and will continue through Thursday. 30 to 50 mm of rain are likely over west Cork and over south and west Kerry. Some larger totals are possible on the mountains.

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