As some forecasts indicate within 24hrs the chance of >100mm of rain over a wide area I must issue a extreme weather warning. Pay attention to local forecasts. There could be prolonged torrential rain today for a large swathe of the country.
Looking increasingly grim this week with Thursday being the focus point for some vile weather.
A depression develops to the south of Ireland late Wednesday with winds increasing strong to gale force along Southern and Eastern coasts.
The system develops to around 980mb over Kerry and models indicate some really significant falls of rain possible.
One to watch over the coming days as some models show very large amounts of rain falling >50mm and possibly to 100mm during a 36 hour period for some exposed locations.
12z GFS rolling out.
Some serious amounts progged near the west coast, but positioning of intense precip will change in coming days.
Look at this cookie, could be quite windy too..