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Ireland Weather Warning: Louth Among Four Counties to Face 8-Hour Rain Onslaught

Ireland Weather Warning: Louth Among Four Counties to Face 8-Hour Rain Onslaught


Met Éireann has issued an eight-hour rain warning for four counties, including Louth. The rest of Ireland will also experience miserable conditions this weekend, with thunderstorms, hail, heavy showers, spot flooding, and strong winds expected.

The new weather warning predicts a very wet weekend, with heavy and persistent rain soaking the country and a risk of thunderstorms. An eight-hour weather alert has been issued for Dublin, Louth, Meath, and Wicklow, effective from 10 PM Friday until 6 AM Saturday. These counties are set to receive the heaviest downpours, potentially causing spot flooding. The Status Yellow alert reads: “Heavy rain at times. Potential impacts: spot flooding.”

As a deluge of wet and windy weather is forecast across Ireland this weekend, the national forecaster has warned of thunderstorms, hail, heavy showers, spot flooding, and strong winds. Today will remain blustery and breezy with strong winds, especially along the coasts. Friday will start dry before rain moves in from the west, turning heavy at times with possible thunderstorms, hail, and spot flooding. The heavy rain will continue overnight into Saturday, with showers in the north and west spreading to other areas by afternoon and evening. Sunday will see sunny spells and scattered showers, heaviest and most frequent in the northern half of the country.

Met Éireann’s detailed forecast includes:

Thursday: A blustery and breezy day with a mix of sunshine and showers. Cloud will increase in the southwest in the afternoon, bringing light rain or drizzle. Highs of 14°C to 18°C in a moderate to fresh and gusty westerly wind, strong at times along coasts, especially northern coasts. Rain or drizzle in the south will clear early Thursday night, with clearer skies and isolated showers in Ulster. Lows of 7°C to 10°C as winds ease overnight.

Friday: A mainly dry start before scattered showers move in from the west. Some showers will be heavy with isolated thunderstorms, hail, and spot flooding. Highs of 14°C to 17°C with a light southwest or variable breeze. Further heavy showers overnight, merging to longer spells of rain in the north and east, possibly leading to spot flooding. Lows of 6°C to 9°C with a light to moderate northwesterly wind.

Saturday: Cloud and rain will linger in the east initially, with a mostly dry morning elsewhere and sunny spells. Showers in the north and west will spread to other areas by afternoon and evening. Highs of 13°C to 17°C with a light to moderate west to northwest wind. Clear spells and scattered showers overnight, with lows of 5°C to 9°C and a light westerly breeze.

Sunday: Sunny spells and scattered showers, heaviest and most frequent in the northern half of the country. Highs of 13°C to 17°C in a light west to northwest breeze. Showers will become isolated and die out early Sunday night, leading to a mostly dry night with clear spells. Lows of 5°C to 9°C in a light northeasterly breeze.

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