Waterford sees worst rain in three years - and there's more on the way

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Waterford sees worst rain in three years - and there's more on the way

Waterford sees worst rain in three years - and there's more on the way

Thursday was the wettest day in Waterford City since December 2015 with 38.6mm of rain recorded, according to the Waterford Weather Facebook page.

The page also said that "the bad news is we have plenty more rain to come in the next four days with up to 100mm possible according to some weather models."

"Saturday is looking particularly bad with heavy rain and spot flooding likely," they added.

Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow Weather Advisory for the whole country for the weekend.

The national forecaster says there is potential for severe weather on Saturday, December 15.

"Hazardous conditions may result from heavy rain, and possibly wind also," they say.

The advisory was issued on Thursday and is valid from Saturday, December 15 at 00:01am until midnight on Saturday night. 

In its most recent forecast, Met Éireann says "a deepening area of low pressure is expected to track near Ireland on Saturday bringing heavy rain and the potential for a period very strong winds."

"Exact details regarding this weather system remain uncertain so please keep up to date with the forecast. Highest temperatures ranging 7 to 10 degrees generally but a few degrees colder in north Ulster."

"The rain and strong winds will clear northeastwards into Britain overnight with clear spells and showers following. Lowest temperatures 2-5 degrees."