Status yellow rain warning comes into effect for Westmeath

A status yellow rain warning has come into effect for Westmeath and is in place until 4am tomorrow morning.

Met Éireann have warned of localised flooding, difficult travelling conditions and poor visibility.

According to their latest forecast for the day ahead it will be mostly cloudy across Westmeath with spells of rain, which will be heavy at times in places with localised flooding possible. It will become drier later this evening. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with moderate to fresh north-east winds.

Tonight, rain will continue over the county. It will be drier further south with some clear spells developing. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees with moderate north-westerly winds.

Tomorrow, Wednesday will continue mostly cloudy over much of Westmeath with further outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Highs of 15 to 20 degrees with moderate to fresh north-west winds.

The poor weather continues following the coldest June recorded in a number of years last month. We now reluctantly get used to the new 'Irish summer'.