Break out the umbrellas! Heavy rain and risk of flooding for Kildare this weekend

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Break out the umbrellas! Heavy rain and risk of flooding for Kildare this weekend
16:40 Friday 12th of January 2018

If you have no plans that require you to make a trip outdoors, that is probably for the best this weekend as heavy rain is being forecast for Kildare until the later stages of Saturday night, with a risk of flooding in places also forecast.

Tonight, rain will extend to all areas and will be heavy in many areas with a risk of spot flooding. It will be heaviest in the east later in the night and will clear from west Munster by morning. Lowest temperatures of 5-8 degrees with fresh south to southeast winds.

Much of Saturday will continue wet over Leinster and Ulster with further rain and a continuing risk of flooding. Munster and Connacht will be drier and brighter. The rain will clear northeastwards through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 7-10 degrees with winds becoming light as rain clears.

Whilst it will be mostly dry overnight, misty or even foggy conditions will set in, all in near calm. Frost in parts too, that's where skies remain clear. Lowest temperatures will range -1 to + 3 degrees Celsius, coldest and probably clearest in the west and southwest.

Any overnight frost or fog should clear by mid-morning as southerly winds increase moderate in strength. Most of the country will see a dry day, but becoming rather breezy too with limited amounts of sunshine generally. Later in the day active weather systems will begin to encroach form the north-Atlantic; rain will arrive into the northwest and west by evening, extending countrywide after dark with some heavy falls expected. Highest temperatures ahead of that will range 7-11 degrees, coolest across the eastern half of Ireland.

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