Halloween weather advisory issued with "very unsettled" conditions this weekend

Met Éireann has issued a weather advisory for the 26 counties as Ireland braces for "very unsettled conditions" over the Halloween weekend.

The grim forecast, which might have implications for some sporting fixtures, has already resulted in the issuing of a yellow-level wind warning for Ireland, which will be in effect from 1am on Saturday until 3pm that day.

There's potential for additional weather warnings to be issued for parts of the country on Saturday, Sunday, and possibly Monday.

Today (Thursday), a yellow-level rainfall warning is in effect for Roscommon and the rest of Connacht, as well as Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

The yellow rainfall warning remains in place until 6am tomorrow, with accumulations of 30mm to 60mm expected in these counties, bringing potential for flooding in some areas.

Met Éireann said that the weekend will be extremely unsettled everywhere, with a "a series of vigorous Atlantic weather systems" passing close to Ireland.

Spells of heavy rain will lead to surface and river flooding, and it will be very windy or stormy at times with some damaging gusts possible.

Met Éireann indicated that weather warnings were likely to be issued on a day-to-day basis until the unsettled spell passes.

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