Weather: Heavy rain and strong winds for the evening

There will be scattered light rain this afternoon and it will get heavier as the evening continues. Beware of spot flooding in places across Co Kildare as the county sees persistent rainfall. (See Met Eireann rain radar map above for 4.15pm). Motorists, especially those driving high-sided vehicles, should also be mindful of strong winds on exposed parts of the M7 and M4. Met Eireann said that the Casement Aerodrome weather station beside the N7 in Baldonnel saw winds gusting up to 77 km per hour at 4pm today.

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