Flooding, snow, sub-zero temperatures rolled into St Patrick's, Cheltenham & Rugby Grand Slam weather

Met Éireann warns the country to be braced for rain and a possible return of the Beast form the East

Conor Ganly


Conor Ganly



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Snow is in the forecast for a chilly St Patrick's Day and Met Éireann has warned of flooding on the back of a rain warning from Tuesday night and for all day Wednesday.

Met Éireann says it will be dry and bright at first on Tuesday with sunny spells but cloud will gradually increase from the Atlantic. This will bring rain and drizzle this afternoon to the west but most other areas will remain dry during daylight hours.

The Status Yellow Rainfall Warning applies to Laois, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.

The forecaster says rain will lead to accumulations of 30 to 50mm with a risk of localized flooding. There is the potential for higher accumulations in mountainous areas. 

The warning is valid from 11pm Tuesday, March 13 to almost just before midnight on Wednesday, March 14. Met Éireann says Wednesday will be 'wet and windy'.