A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the whole country, as Electric Picnic gets under way.
The alert will start at 9 o'clock tomorrow night, and run until 12 noon on Sunday.
That brings with it a risk of flooding at Stradbally in County Laois.
⚠️ Status Yellow Rain warning for Ireland from 9pm on Saturday to midday on Sunday.
If you haven’t packed wet gear for EP, now’s probably the best time to do it… pic.twitter.com/CQRt0Fzf5m
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) September 2, 2022
Forecaster Matthew Martin says the ground is very dry - which can cause issues with run off:
"Which can actually make the flooding worse if it does occur."
"Hopefully we'll get a few showers through today, then some moderate falls of rain tonight."
"What you want to avoid is really heavy falls, which could result in flooding."
He says if we get some moderate rain tonight, that'll "soften the ground" and open up room for rain to be absorbed into the ground over the rest of the weekend.
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Drugs "Still Illegal"
A pilot drug surrender scheme is being trialled at this year's festival in Stadbally, Co Laois.
Festival director Melvin Benn is keen to stress that people should stay away from illegal drugs regardless:
"Ultimately anything that makes people safer is something we should be doing."
"But, let's not beat around the bush, drugs are still illegal."
"They're not any less illegal at Electric Picnic because the HSE pilot is here."