Dublin: Ireland’s August bank holiday weekend will be drenched in rain, a weather warning says. The Met has issued a yellow alert for 19 counties across the country. Three different alerts have been announced. Heavy rain is expected from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning.
The alert will be in effect for the Cavan and Connaught areas starting at 2 p.m. today and will last until 9 a.m. on Saturday.
The same warning applies to Dublin, Kildare, Port Laoise, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, and Monaghan. The warning, which went into effect at 6 p.m. today, will be in effect until 1 p.m. tomorrow.
A yellow alert has been issued for Cork, Kerry, and Waterford for strong winds from 1 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Wind gusts of up to 110 kilometres per hour are expected in the area. Flooding and travel disruptions are possible as a result of the bad weather.
The weather will be clear in the morning, but it will be dry with rain. Rain will fall from the west in the afternoon. Rain is expected to become heavier in the west and southwest. The rain will spread to all areas by the evening. The maximum temperature will range between 16 and 19 degrees Celsius.
On Friday night and Saturday, rain and wind are expected. This spell of showers will continue into Monday. The Met Office predicts that Sunday will be clear. Temperatures could reach 20 °C in parts of Ulster on Sunday, the Met Office said.
Rain is expected to fall in the northern parts of the country on Monday. However, some northern counties will experience drier weather.
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