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'Flooding possible' as Waterford and Tipperary hit with wind and rainfall warning

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Storm Deirdre hit Portlaw in County Waterford hard over the weekend

Storm Deirdre hit Portlaw in County Waterford hard over the weekend

Waterford and Tipperary have been included in Status Yellow wind and rainfall warning due to come into effect on Monday from 7pm. 

The wind warning has been issued nationwide and people can expect south to south east winds, with speeds at times between 50 and 65km/h and gusts between 90 and 100km/h. Winds may exceed these limits in coastal areas.

The warning is valid until Tuesday at 9am. 

Met Éireann said: "Heavy rain will lead to accumulations of 25 to 40mm, possibly higher on mountains. Flooding possible."

The warning is valid from Monday, December 17 at 7pm to Tuesday, December 18 at 7am. 

It comes after Storm Deirdre hit Ireland hard over the weekend, with many rivers locally bursting their banks. 

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