Met Eireann has forecasted a miserable end to 2021 as two weather warnings are currently in place for parts of Ireland.
Low pressure is set to bring storm-like conditions with heavy rain and gale-force winds with the risk of floods.
There is a yellow rain warning for Cork and Kerry that will be in place from 11am this morning to 5am on Friday.
The warning reads: “Persistent and, at times, heavy rain will lead to localised flooding. Highest accumulations are expected in the mountains.”
Additionally, another yellow warning is in place for Galway and Mayo from 5pm on Thursday to 1 am on Friday.
“Heavy rain over a relatively short period of time may lead to localised flooding. Highest accumulations expected in the west of these counties.”
Today will start off cloudy with patchy drizzle and mist.
Rain is set to develop into the south in the morning, spreading northwards to the rest of the country in the afternoon and evening.
It will be heavy at times with a risk of localised flooding.
The wet conditions are set to continue into the night, still heavy with the risk of flooding.
The west will be lashed with near gale force winds overnight with the lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.
New Year’s Eve will see more winds reaching near gale force at times.
There will be some patchy light rain and drizzle in many areas but it will become drier and brighter by the afternoon with sunny spells.
It will be a mild day with temperatures ranging between 11 and 14 degrees.
“Becoming windy again on Friday night as southerly winds increase fresh to strong and gusty. Spells of rain will spread from the southwest through the night. Mild with lowest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees.
Saturday (New Year’s Day)
“The first day of 2022 will be quite wet and blustery with fresh to strong southwesterly winds and outbreaks of rain to start.
“The rain will clear eastwards to showers in the afternoon, some of which will turn heavy. Milder than average with highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.
“Heavy showers to start on Saturday night but showers will become lighter and more confined to western areas overnight, with clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.
“Showers will become more widespread again on Sunday. There will be a good deal of cloud around but some sunny spells will break through in the afternoon.
“Temperatures starting to return closer to normal with highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in moderate southwesterly winds.
“A mix of clear spells and scattered showers on Sunday night, with showers most frequent in western areas. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.
“Further showers and sunny spells on Monday. There is the chance of some patchy light rain or drizzle along southern coasts later in the day. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.”
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