How much rain? Weather warnings just ruined our weekend plans


We really hate to kill your weekend buzz, but this weather this weekend is bad enough that people are being warned about what’s to come.

Everyone, especially road users, are warned that pretty much torrential rain is to be expected around the country. You are advised by Met Éireann to take extra care while driving.

Up to 35mm of rain is expected to fall on Friday night and into the early hours of Saturday morning.

A yellow warning has been put in place for Leinster, Cavan, Waterford and Monaghan, while there is also some spot flooding to be expected.

An orange warning has also been put in place for most of Connacht, Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary. Delightful.

“Widespread, very heavy rain, with some thundery downpours will develop Thursday night and persist through Friday,” say Met Éireann and the Road Safety Authority is advising anyone out on the roads to be mindful of hazardous conditions.

The orange weather warning is described in more detail on Met Éireann’s website if anyone wants to know what they’re in for over the next few days:

“Is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas.

The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.”

So basically, everyone needs a good umbrella for the weekend. We’re starting to wonder if summer even happened at all?

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