STORM SEASON is upon us and the Irish weather has wasted no time reminding us that the summer is over.
After what was already a decidedly stormy August, with Storm Ellen and Storm Francis battering the country one after another and sending parts of Cork underwater, the only positive news is the upcoming bad weather is a Status Yellow rather than Orange or Red, and affects just four counties.
Counties Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, in the West and North-West of Ireland, have been issued with a Yellow Rainfall Warning which came into effect from 5am this morning, Wednesday 2 September.
The Weather Warning will last until 5pm this evening, and is expected to bring between 25-35mm of rainfall, according to Met Eireann.
The affected counties have been warned that localised spot flooding is possible in some areas in Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
Anyone out at sea in a small craft-- off the coast of any county-- has also been warned to be extra vigilant, as south to southwest winds will reached force 6 or higher across the country.
And a further Blight Warning has been issued as of 31 August, as "conditions favourable for the spread of potato blight will develop this week", particularly in the south and south west of the country.