July 20, 2019

WEATHER ALERT: Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kilkenny

HEAVY overnight showers that battered Kilkenny overnight are set to continue until 6pm tomorrow.

Kilkenny has been included in a Status Yellow rainfall warning that came into effect at 6pm yesterday evening. Tipperary, Limerick, Clare, Kerry and the Connacht counties were also included in the warning.

Meanwhile, a Status Orange rainfall warning is in effect for Cork and Waterford.

A Met Eireann forecaster said: “Sunday will be wet in Munster, Connacht, west Ulster and in the west and south of Leinster with spells of heavy rain or sleet with spot flooding.

“Rain will become lighter and more patchy through the afternoon and evening. East Leinster and much of Ulster will remain dry or with just small amounts of rain.

“Cold and windy with highest temperatures of just 6 to 9 degrees and fresh to strong, gusty southeast winds.”

Motorists have been urged to drive carefully as the national forecaster warned there may be spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions in many areas.

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