A lot of rain forecast for Ireland in the next five days, with medium term outlooks predicting further atlantic systems will be crossing the country.
Last November saw a similar set up which resulted in serious flooding throughout the country, particulary in counties Cork, Clare and Galway. The only difference this year is that the current wet spel of weather has not been preceeded by a record breaking wet summer, as experienced in 2009.
The water table is pretty much at capacity according to http://www.met.ie/agmet/smd_wds.asp so any sustained rainfall will lead to flooding as the water has nowhere to go.
Latest warning from Met Eireann.
Issued at 28 October 2010 - 14:09
Rainfall amounts of 25 - 40mm likely in parts of Munster and Leinster.
from 18:00 28/10/2010
to 18:00 29/10/2010