No need for sun cream – Yellow wind and rain warnings issued for Ireland
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No need for sun cream – Yellow wind and rain warnings issued for Ireland

WE may have been promised sun, but this week looks set to get off to a miserable start after Met Éireann issued two weather warnings today.

The Irish weather service has forecast temperatures as high as 18°C for Thursday, but it’ll be wet and windy before then.

In a Yellow warning issued today, to come into effect at 9am tomorrow, Met Éireann warned of winds reaching speeds of up to 65km/h, with gusts of up to 110km/h.

The winds will be strongest along Atlantic coastal counties at first but will extend countrywide through the course of Monday afternoon and evening.

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The warning is in place until 6am on Tuesday.

Meanwhile a Yellow rainfall warning issued today spelled bad news for western and southern counties.

The 24-hour warning, which also comes into effect at 9am tomorrow, affects counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.

Residents can expect up to 50mm rainfall over the period, with the potential for higher amounts on hills and mountains and the possibility of localised spot flooding.