WEATHER WARNINGS: Three Weather Warnings now in effect as Storm Francis crosses Ireland

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WEATHER WARNINGS: Three Weather Warnings now in effect as Storm Francis crosses Ireland

WEATHER WARNINGS: Three Weather Warnings now in effect as Storm Francis crosses Ireland

A series of weather warnings are now in effect from Met Eireann as Storm Francis crosses the country today.

There is a Status Orange Rainfall Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

Further intense rainfall associated with Storm Francis is expected at times today. This combined with overnight accumulations will lead to some flash flooding.

This rainfall will further elevate river levels and may result in river flooding also. The warning is in place until 6pm.

There is also a Status Yellow Wind Warning for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow

Very windy or stormy conditions are expected on Tuesday as Storm Francis crosses Ireland. Southwest winds veering westerly, reaching mean speeds of 55 to 65km/h, will bring widespread gusts of 90 to 110km/h (and possibly higher in exposed areas).

That warning is in place until 7pm.

There is also a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning for Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary

Intense rainfall associated with Storm Francis is expected at times Monday night and Tuesday, leading to accumulations of 30 to 50mm with surface flooding. This rainfall will further elevate river levels and may result in river flooding also. That warning is in place until 9pm.