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Westmeath in weather warning

March 24 2018, 08:01 | Irvin Gilbert

Westmeath in weather warning

Westmeath in weather warning

If you had outdoor plans for this weekend, you may want to rethink them.

A yellow status rainfall warning has been issued up until this evening for counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

Ireland is to feel the effects of Hurricane Gert this weekend as it makes its way across the Atlantic.

Remains of the former tropical storm will push very humid air across Britain with a chance of heavy rain in the north and west, according to forecasters.

After the hot spell of scorching weather, parts of England could expected heavy downpours and even "flooding".

Today, Thursday, there will be a mix of cloudy and sunny spells.

"Another low from the Atlantic will begin to make its presence known with warm front rain falling over Ireland and the south of the UK".

Parts of Leinster and Munster will see the best temperatures in the mid-twenties for some hazy sunshine while elsewhere will have a general range of 18-21 degrees.

Earlier this week, forecasters said Hurricane Gert would bring risky swells to the east coast of US, before turning into a post-tropical cyclone by Friday.

Met Eireann say the weather looks set "to remain changeable and unsettled" early next week with close and humid weather and showery rain - sometimes thundery - also predicted. Areas of mist and fog will be extensive on hills and coasts. It will become more humid.

If a paddock is prone to damage during a time of wet weather, the use of 12-hour grazing blocks can keep the amount of damage done to a minimum.

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