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26 Nov 2019 | 07:44 AM UTC

Ireland: Flooding expected in southern Ireland November 26

Tropical Storm Sebastien to hit Ireland on November 26; associated disruptions expected

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Event

The Met Office has issued a weather advisory for southern Ireland on Tuesday, November 26, due to the passage of Tropical Storm Sebastien. The alert, issued at 08:00 (local time), is expected to remain in effect until 20:00. Heavy rain, associated flooding, strong winds, and fog are expected to affect the area until at least Saturday, November 30.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.