Heavy rain and spot flooding forecast for the whole country overnight

Heavy rain and spot flooding forecast for the whole country overnight

Heavy rain is being forecast for the entire country tonight.

Met Éireann initially issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Leinster and Munster.

However, that has now been extended to the rest of the country.

Forecasters say the heavy rain will spread from the south this evening and tonight, extending to Connacht and Ulster later in the night.

Accumulations of 25 to 40mm are expected over a "relatively short time period", while spot flooding is likely.

The warning is valid until 7am tomorrow morning.

According to Met Éireann, the heavy rain will clear northwards in the morning.

However, showers following from the south will become widespread and continue through the day - including many heavy showers and some thunderstorms.

More on this topic

'We're looking at 20 to 24 degrees': Sunday set to see return of warm weather'We're looking at 20 to 24 degrees': Sunday set to see return of warm weather

Wet and cloudy with a chilly windWet and cloudy with a chilly wind

Wet start followed by afternoon sunshineWet start followed by afternoon sunshine

Wet and cloudy with spells of late sunshineWet and cloudy with spells of late sunshine

More in this Section

The Lotto results are in...The Lotto results are in...

Flight diverts to Shannon with suspected fire on boardFlight diverts to Shannon with suspected fire on board

Irish tug sails over a third of the way to Canada to tow crippled cargo ship to safetyIrish tug sails over a third of the way to Canada to tow crippled cargo ship to safety

Two arrested in connection with murder of Malcolm McKeownTwo arrested in connection with murder of Malcolm McKeown


Lifestyle

The reality TV star was a polarising character demonised by the very machine that helped create her and we all played a part in her fall from grace, writes Lindsay WoodsThe Jade Goody effect: Her lasting legacy is an increase in cervical screenings

Everyone knows there’s no chance of the Government reaching its target that such cars should make up 10% of all vehicles.Progress at snail’s pace

‘Grey’s Elegy’ does in verse what cow painters do in oils. ‘The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea ... And leaves the world to darkness and to me.’Monomaniacs herald the ruin of English nation

Kedge Island is unpopulated but is home to a myriad of seabirds.Islands of Ireland: Living on the Kedge

More From The Irish Examiner