Met Eireann issues severe weather warning in Republic

The Met Office in the Republic of Ireland has issued a severe weather warning.

It said 20-35mm of rain could fall in parts of the east and south, with a further 25mm of rain possible in some eastern coastal areas on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Winds will reach gale force for a time on Irish coasts and on the Irish Sea.

Gardai are asking motorists to allow extra time for any journeys and reduce their speed.

Dublin City Council said it was monitoring the situation in liaison with Met Eireann and the emergency services.

The city council has placed resources on standby to attend to flood locations that may arise.

Gullies and river screens in flood prone areas are being cleaned and monitored during the warning period.

The council will have a stock of sandbags placed on standby for strategic deployment.

Owners of premises that consider themselves at risk of flooding are also advised to make provision to defend their own premises.

Advice on how to do so is available on the Irish Flooding website .

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