Brace yourselves for up to 40mm of downpours in 12 hours - Weather Warning in place for Kildare and Leinster

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Brace yourselves for up to 40mm of downpours in 12 hours  - Weather Warning in place for Kildare and Leinster

Driving through spot flooding

Kildare has been included in a Status Yellow rainfall warning for Leinster from Met Eireann.

The downpours are forecast for 6pm today [Sunday] until 6am tomorrow.

Spot flooding is possible on all routes for short periods until rainwater subsides.

The national forecaster said: "Scattered thundery downpours will push northwards later Sunday and for a time on Monday.

“Rainfall totals of 25-40mm are possible in some areas over a short period."

The warning covering Kildare is valid from 6pm on Sunday, June 23, until 6am on Monday, June 24.

Status Yellow - Rainfall warning for Leinster

Scattered thundery downpours will push northwards later Sunday and for a time on Monday. Rainfall totals of 25-40mm are possible in some areas over a short period.

Valid: Sunday 23 June 2019 18:00 to Monday 24 June 2019 06:00