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Bad weather is on the way

Bad weather is on the way

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Bad weather is on the way

Keep your wellies close at hand - we are in for a week of torrential rain and spot flooding.

Met Eireann issued a yellow weather warning as they predict persistent heavy rain to continue through the week which could make conditions tricky for those travelling.

Spot flooding in Dublin around Clontarf and coastal roads led to lengthy delays for many motorists last night as people made their way home from work.

Met Eireann's Harm Luijkx said that the rain will ease slightly today before picking up again as the day progresses.

"The rain will gradually clear but further showers will then come in from the south and it will stay quite unsettled," he told the Herald. "Tomorrow will also see rain in many parts of the country and it will be very unsettled.

"We would like people to take note that things are going to be extremely wet and there will be localised flooding," he added.

Mr Luijkx said that standing water would make things awkward for motorists. And there are no signs of the bad weather calming down coming towards the weekend.

It will become even more blustery tomorrow, with Mr Luijkx warning we could expect gale force winds. However, temperatures are to remain mild.

"At the moment there is no sign of things getting too cold," he added.

hnews@herald.ie


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