Met Éireann issues another weather warning

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Met Éireann issues another weather warning covering Offaly today

Met Éireann issues another weather warning covering Offaly today

With Storm Freya's impact cleared, Met Éireann has issued new Status Yellow weather warnings as another belt of stormy wet weather is set to hit.

The forecaster cautions people to expect heavy rain in Leinster and Munster from 3pm on Tuesday, March 5 until 6am on Wednesday, March 6.

"A spell of heavy rain will move up from the south Tuesday afternoon, giving 25 to 35 mm of rain. The larger totals are likely to be over southern and eastern counties," said the Met Éireann Status Yellow alert.

Two Status Yellow marine warnings are in place for coastal areas with gales expected. 

The warnings follow snow and rain caused by Storm Freya.

The forecaster is expecting more stormy conditions for next weekend. 

Scattered showers, possibly heavy, are expected to track across the country on Friday night, March 8 with "fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds and the potential for gales on Atlantic coasts expected."

"There will be a windy start next Saturday (March 9) in strong and gusty westerly winds with gales on exposed coasts, but the winds will gradually abate through the day."

Met Éireann says unsettled, wet and windy weather will continue into next week with a risk of wintry precipitation at times also.