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Thursday 8 December 2016

Wet end to August as washout on the cards

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Workers from the drainage services department try to unblock drains on Hogan Place, Dublin
Workers from the drainage services department try to unblock drains on Hogan Place, Dublin

Wrap up warm and keep the brollies at the ready as heavy showers will prevail throughout the week across Dublin.

A miserable wet weekend was the prelude to what is set to be a washout week for the capital and the surrounding area.

Yesterday, Met Eireann issued a yellow weather warning across Leinster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal as heavy rain fell nationwide.

Much of the country experienced between 20mm to 36mm of rain in under 24 hours with Knock Airport in Co Mayo seeing as much as 50mm, according to Eoin Sherlock, Met Eireann meteorologist.

Parts of Dublin experienced flooding on Saturday night with floods remaining throughout yesterday in many places. Council workers were deployed to free blocked drains in Dublin city.

For the week ahead many areas will experience heavy showers numerous times every day.

Although rain jackets are advised, many of us will be reaching for heavier winter coats as temperatures drop.

"It's a pretty poor end to August. We are expecting between 14 and 17 degrees in most places which is around three degrees lower than normal,"Mr Sherlock told the Herald.

"There'll be a conveyor belt of rain pushing in from South West England and across to us for the next few days," he added.

AA Roadwatch have advised drivers to take extra care, to reduce their speed and keep a safe distance from vehicles in front.

A potato blight warning has also been issued in some spots.

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