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Strong gusts and heavy rain are on the way this afternoon

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Storm Callum

Storm Callum is on the way.

Met Éireann is warning of disruptive weather tonight (Thursday, October 11) and into Friday with very heavy rain and extremely windy conditions, especially in the west and north west.

This morning will start cloudy and breezy but rain will become widespread and persistent by lunch time. The rain will heavy in places with a risk of isolated thunderstorms. 

Very heavy rain and extremely windy conditions will sweep in off the Atlantic tonight, leaving it  stormy in some west and northern coastal areas. There will be heavy possibly thundery rain in many places overnight, with strong to gale force southeasterly winds developing, giving way to squally showers and strong to gale force south or southwesterly winds by Friday morning with damaging gusts, especially in Atlantic coastal areas, so take extreme care.

Coastal flooding is also likely, due to the combination of high seas, high tides, strong winds and low pressure.  However conditions should abate fairly quickly Friday afternoon with drier weather developing for a time.  Another spell of very heavy, possibly thundery rain will push northwards later Friday, and rain will be widespread on Friday night and for a time on Saturday but turning drier and fresher later in the day and overnight