Met Éireann and Kerry County Council Issue Weather Warning

 Met Éireann and Kerry County Council have issued a weather warning until tomorrow night with a request to property owners to be vigilant and road users to do so with caution. ©Photograph: John Reidy

I just saw the weather forecast for the week ahead and from Friday onwards it going to be kind and nice and warm.

Meanwhile, it’s going to be mean and it merits warnings from Met Éireann and Kerry County Council.

Met Éireann has issued the following Status Orange warning for rainfall for County Kerry and starting with this very Monday night:

“Very heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday will likely cause further river flooding and surface water flooding.

Rainfall totals of 50 to 80mm, higher in mountainous regions.”

Weather Warning in Place

The weather warning is in place from 7pm on Monday to 9pm on Tuesday.

Kerry County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team is coordinating preparations for this weather event.

Crews have been mobilised to coordinate the response in each part of the county.

Rainfall levels are expected to be high particularly in Mid-Kerry and South Kerry, but all parts of the county will be affected by significant rainfall amounts tonight and throughout Tuesday.

Property Owners Beware

Property owners who have experienced flooding in the past are being contacted directly by the council and sandbags are being made available through Local Area Offices.

Road Users Should be Cautious

Road users are asked to exercise caution for the duration of the weather alert with localised flooding and surface water expected on routes throughout the county.

Kerry County Council’s severe weather emergency phone-line will be available outside of office hours and is available on 066 71 83588.

Updates will be provided on the Council’s social media platforms and website:

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