Met Éireann forecasts wet and windy night ahead with status yellow warnings

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Muireann Duffy

Met Éireann has warned of a wet and windy night ahead for the south and west of the country, with wind speeds of up to 110 kilometres per hour.

The forecaster issued several yellow weather warnings today in advance of the October bank holiday weekend.

A yellow wind alert has been issued for Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Clare and Kerry, due to come into effect at 10pm tonight and to lift at 7am on Saturday.

A second yellow wind warning for Wexford, Cork and Waterford comes into effect at 11pm and is valid until 11am tomorrow.

A yellow status rainfall alert has also been issued for Mayo and Galway, with the forecaster warning of increased risk of localised flooding and chances of flash flooding in mountainous areas.

The rain warning will come into effect at 9pm this evening before lifting at 9am tomorrow morning.

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This comes after heavy flooding hit Cork city centre earlier in the week causing substantial damage to businesses in the area.

Following the flooding, the Government promised to provide the necessary funds to aid businesses in repairing the damage caused by the sudden downpours in the south.

Next week, the forecaster is also warning that Ireland is expected to be effected by remnants of Hurricane Epsilon making its way across the Atlantic, with "scattered, blustery and heavy showers" predicted for Tuesday.

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