Farmers in west Cork have reported flooding on some ground, but more rain is expected to hit again on Sunday night.

An orange rainfall warning is in place for Cork and Waterford, valid from 6pm Sunday evening to 6pm Monday evening. Hazardous driving conditions are expected, with flooding possible. Rainfall amounts will be highest along the south coast and about higher ground.

A status yellow rainfall warning is in place for Kilkenny, Wexford, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary during the same time frame. Heavy rain Sunday night and Monday will bring a risk of spot flooding, especially in southern parts of these counties.

Cathal O’Sullivan in west Cork already has flooding in his paddocks:


Meanwhile a yellow wind warning is in place for Donegal, Mayo, Cork and Kerry from 2am on Monday to 7pm. Strong and gusty southeasterly winds are expected during the period. Mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90-110km/h, strongest in coastal areas and about high ground.

A yellow wind warning is also in place for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford for 12 hours from 5am Monday morning.

Strong and gusty southeasterly winds will reach mean speeds of 50-60km/h with gusts of up to 100km/h possible, strongest about high ground.

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