Spot flooding alert for Laois: Met Eireann issues new warnings

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WEATHER  ALERT FOR LAOIS: Met Eireann issues new warnings

WEATHER ALERT FOR LAOIS: Met Eireann issues new warnings

Met Éireann has issued new Weather Warnings this Thursday morning as the tail-end of Storm Ellen crosses Ireland. 

Separate Wind and Rain Warnings have been issued.

A Status Yellow Rainfall Warning has been issued for Laois and all of Ireland. It came into force at 9am today and is in place until 5am on Friday.

Met Éireann is warning of heavy, squally downpours and thunderstorms that will bring a risk of spot flooding at times today and tonight.

There is also a Status Yellow Wind warning for Dublin, Wicklow, Meath as well as Louth, Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Met Éireann is warning that very strong south to southeast winds later today, veering southwesterly overnight with the potential for further impacts and a continued risk of coastal flooding.

That warning is also in place until 5am on Friday. 

Thousands of homes across the country are still without power after strong winds from Storm Ellen brought down powerlines.