WEATHER ALERT: Kilkenny battered by heavy showers as Met Éireann warns of flooding
Kilkenny and the south east will be battered by a serious amount of rain today and through tonight.
Kilkenny is one of 10 counties included in a rainfall yellow alert warning issued by Met Eireann, which remains in place until 5am tomorrow.
The other counties include neighbouring Carlow, Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary and Laois and also Kildare, Wicklow and Kerry.
The national forecaster warned these heavy spells will be persistent and could lead to localised flooding.
No county will escape the downpours today, and this morning will be mostly cloudy and wet with spells of heavy rain.
It will turn somewhat drier across the west and north during the afternoon with some bright spells and a few showers.
However, it looks set to remain cloudy and wet in many southern and eastern parts with further outbreaks of rain.
Highest temperatures will range from 13 to 17 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong in southern and southeastern counties.