Met Eireann Issuing Warnings Ahead Of Storm Ciarán
Met Eireann is issuing weather warnings ahead of Storm Ciarán which is to pass near Ireland on Wednesday evening and Thursday.
The weather system is to bring heavy rain, which could lead to flooding, particularly on southern and eastern counties.
#StormCiarán has been named by Met Office.
It will bring falls of heavy rain 🌧️ and strong winds 🌬️late on Wednesday and into Thursday.
We have issued an Advisory👉 https://t.co/Xg3aMJlyuS
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 29, 2023
An advisory runs until 11.30pm on Thursday for the entire country, with Met Eireann saying "soils are saturated and river levels are high" which could add to the potential effects of flooding in parts.
Today (Tuesday), there is a status yellow rain warning for Kerry with the alert highlighting the potential for flooding and difficult travelling conditions. That warning will run until midday on tomorrow (Wednesday).
The British Met Office also has a similar alert for rain in place for the North which is in place until 9am tomorrow.
There has already been flooding in parts of the north - particulary in Newry where its canal burst its banks.
Tomorrow morning (Wednesday) will see a status yellow wind warning run in Clare, Kerry and Galway. That will be in place from 5am until 11am tomorrow.
The forecaster is warning of strong and gusty winds which could lead to difficult travelling conditions and the chance of overtopping waves.
On Wednesday night another rain warning will come into effect from 7pm to run for 12 hours.
Status Yellow - Rain warning for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow Cork Waterford
Further rainfall associated with Storm Ciarán, combined with saturated ground conditions & high river levels may lead to flooding
Valid: 19:00 Wednesday 01/11/2023 to 07:00 Thursday 02/11/2023 pic.twitter.com/T4QPjioFlM
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 31, 2023
It will be in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford and Cork - all areas which have been impacted by flooding in recent weeks.
While, the British Met Office has already put out a rain warning for Antrim, Armagh and Down - which will run from 6am on Thursday until that night.