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Met Eireann warning as Storm Ernesto set to batter Laois

Remember all the dry weather and hosepipe bans and drought warnings?

Well, the rain is well and truly back now and things are about to get a whole lot worse.

Tonight, a tropical weather event known as Storm Ernesto is set to batter Ireland and Laois.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow weather advisory as the tail end of tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to hit Ireland this evening.

There will be ‘high intensity’ rainfall for a short period of time over many areas, according to Met Éireann.

Total rainfalls of up to 20mm could occur quite widely with higher falls locally.

The advisory is valid from 8pm this evening until 8am on Sunday morning.

The storm will bring warm, humid conditions and temperatures are due to reach highs of 26C in parts of Munster and Leinster at the weekend.

It will be breezy as well with fresh and gusty south to southwest winds. The winds are forecast to be strong in some coastal areas.

Looking ahead to Sunday, it will start off damp and wet with rain, mist and low cloud for a time in the morning.

However, it’ll turn drier and somewhat brighter for the afternoon and evening in most places, but there will be some light showers.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.