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Met Eireann issues status yellow rainfall, wind warnings

By Sheetal Sukhija, Ireland News
15 Dec 2018, 01:35 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - A day after issuing a Status Yellow gale warning for Friday, the Met Eireann has now issued new weather warnings for the entire country.

The National weather body announced a new Status Yellow rainfall and wind warning for the entire country and warned that adverse weather was likely to continue over the weekend.

According to the Met Eireann, the previous Status Yellow gale warning was in effect in coastal areas across Ireland, but the latest yellow warning had been issued across Ireland for Saturday.

Earlier, the Met Eireann said that the warning indicated the "potential for severe weather," but its latest advisory warns of heavy rain throughout Saturday.

The forecaster has said that "hazardous conditions may result from heavy rain, and possibly wind also."

The weather body warned that the heavy downpour is expected to lead to accumulations of 30 to 50 millimetres, and will exceed the particular limits in some mountainous areas.

The Met Eireann said that the warning is valid from Saturday until Sunday midnight.

Simultaneously, the Met Eireann said that it has also issued a new Status Yellow wind warning for Saturday.

It warned that south to southeasterly winds are set to increase in the morning, reaching 55 to 60 kilometres per hour.

According to the weather body, the winds will be generally strongest in the east and will veer west to the northwest later on Saturday afternoon.

It has warned of severe gusts of 90 to 110 kilometres per hour.

While Sunday is expected to be brighter, the Met Eireann has said that sunny spells will be accompanied by scattered showers.

Rain is set to return on Monday and will continue into the week.

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