Cork weekend weather: Met Éireann issues two yellow warnings

Cork weekend weather: Met Éireann issues two yellow warnings

Met Éireann has issued two national weather warnings for the weekend. Picture: Andy Gibson.

CORK is bracing itself for a wet and windy weekend, with the possibility of Storm Ciara hitting the county on Sunday.

A yellow wind warning for the entire country will come into effect from 9am tomorrow and is expected to remain in place until midnight on Sunday.

Secondly, there is a country-wide yellow warning for rainfall in effect from 12pm tomorrow until 3pm on Sunday.

Between 20-40mm of rain is expected to fall on Saturday and on Sunday.

Tomorrow, the National Forecaster is warning that there could be spot flooding, stating:

"Saturday will be a very windy day, with scattered blustery showers across the west of the province during the morning. 

"A band of heavy rain will then spread eastwards through the afternoon with a risk of thunder and spot flooding."

Heavy rainfall will persist on Sunday and winds are expected to significantly pick up as storm Ciara tracks eastwards to the north of Ireland.

Later on Sunday afternoon and evening, winds will become westerly. 

They will continue strong and very gusty, especially in coastal areas.

Inclement weather will persist into next week, with conditions expected to be cold, windy and very showery.

Met Éireann state:

"Many of the showers will be wintry with hail, sleet and snow at times. 

"Westerly winds will be strong and gusty with gales in western and northern coastal areas."

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