Heads up, after a break today with an interval of dry weather and relatively light winds, another storm approaches from the southwest tonight and spreads rain back across western counties with potential for 20-30 mm. Normally this would be a level one rainfall event but with the ongoing widespread flooding and high water tables, whatever improvement today might bring (and in such a short time, not that much) will be held back by this renewed rainfall. Eastern regions will see more like 10-20 mm.
Wind this time will come from the south (or SSE) and south Kerry, west Cork coastal regions may see the strongest gusts to about 120 km/hr. It will become generally windy elsewhere too, more like a level one alert for many other areas, but certainly level two in some parts of west Munster.
I thought we should probably have just the one thread for this storm so hopefully the Met-E warning levels will be equal for rain and wind to avoid problems. As I say, it's partly the context of recent events that makes this a level two event, if it came in isolation it might be more of a level one.
Have away ... while I started this, I may not be around for quite a few hours and I hope some of the regulars will put a little meat on the bone provided here.