Rain warning issued for parts of Leinster and Munster amid risk of ‘intense falls’

A rainfall warning has been issued for parts of Leinster and Munster for Sunday morning, with Met Éireann saying that these areas could experience “intense falls” of rain.

Met Éireann has issued the status yellow rain warning for counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Tipperary, and Waterford. The alert comes into effect at 2am on Sunday and is in place until 11am that day.

The forecaster said that “some intense falls of rain” are likely in these areas during the period covered by the warning, with a risk of spot flooding, especially on high ground.

A status yellow marine gale warning has also been issued for Sunday. This alert will be in place from 3am to midday and covers coastal waters from Howth Head to Hook Head to Mizen Head, as well as the Irish Sea. Met Éireann said winds will reach gale force 8 at times on the affected waters.

In terms of the national outlook, lowest overnight temperatures on Saturday night will be between 4 and 8 degrees Celsius, with mostly light to moderate variable winds overland.

Met Éireann said rain will become persistent and widespread by Sunday morning. Brighter spells and showers will follow through during Sunday afternoon in the west and southwest. However, cloud and rain will linger in parts of the north and east, and some sleet may fall over higher parts of Ulster in the evening.

Highest temperatures on Sunday will be between 5 and 9 degrees, feeling cooler at times in the afternoon due to winds, the forecaster said.

Met Éireann said Sunday night will be a night of clear spells and scattered showers. It said the showers will mainly be mostly confined to northern and Atlantic coasts, with some turning wintry, especially over higher ground. Lowest temperatures on Sunday night will be between 0 to 4 degrees, with some frost and icy patches possible.

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