Status Orange Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

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MET Eireann has elevated their rainfall warning for Kerry to Status Orange.

It had issued a Yellow warning yesterday, but now they say Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford will experience greater levels of rainfall.

Very heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday will likely cause further river flooding and surface water flooding. Rainfall totals of 50 to 80mm, higher in mountainous regions. The warning is valid from 7pm tonight until 9pm on Tuesday.

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Looking at the Met Eireann rainfall radar on their website, it looks like the heaviest rain will occur overnight and in the early hours of Tuesday in the Tralee area.

A Status Yellow wind warning will also come into effect for Kerry and the rest of Munster from 9pm tonight until Tuesday morning at 6am.

Southerly winds will reach mean wind speeds of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km/h, possibly higher on exposed coasts. Where winds are onshore there is a risk of coastal flooding. ​

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