Met Eireann weather warning upgraded to orange with conditions deteriorating

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Met Eireann weather warning upgraded to orange with conditions deteriorating

Met Eireann weather warning upgraded to orange with conditions deteriorating

A Met Éireann weather warning has been upgraded to Status Orange for Tipperary and Waterford.

A Status Yellow rain warning had been issued on Tuesday for Wednesday and Thursday but the national forecaster has now decided to upgrade the level from both counties.

The Status Orange comes into effect at 3pm on Wednesday and will remain valid until 6pm on Thursday evening.

"Heavy rain during the period will cause spot flooding. Accumulations in excess of 50mm possible in some parts," Met Éireann has said.

Elsewhere, a Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Kilkenny, Wexford and Cork. it is valid from 3pm on Wednesday until 6pm on Thursday. Spells of heavy rain and areas of spot flooding are also likely in those counties.

Extreme caution is advised on all roads in the affected counties.