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Storm Antoni hits Ireland with widespread heavy rain, including Dublin

Dublin: “Storm Antoni,” which has been continuing since last night in various parts of the country, has been warned that it will affect people’s lives significantly until today. The Met Office has issued a warning that the unexpected change in weather could ‘inundate’ travel and events over the Bank Holiday weekend, with rain and wind expected to continue for the next few days.

Since early this morning, heavy rain has been falling in various parts of the country, including the capital city of Dublin.

The Met has issued two status yellow rain warnings and one status yellow wind warning.

Early rain warnings have been issued for Connacht and the counties of Clare and Tipperary.

A second rain warning has been issued for Leinster and the counties of Monaghan and Cavan. Heavy rain is expected everywhere, potentially causing flash flooding and difficult travel conditions.

A National Weather Service wind warning for ‘Storm Antoni’ is also in place for Kerry, Cork, Waterford, and Wexford from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Met Eireann said strong north to north-westerly gusts of up to 110 were expected.

The UK Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for Northern Ireland from midnight to midday tonight.

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