DUBLIN, Ireland - Warning of the risk of dangerous rainfall, the Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning that affects seven counties in the country.
As Storm Ali continues to batter Ireland, the Met Eireann issued its warning at 11 pm on Wednesday night.
The warning is in place Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Tipperary and Waterford - where the national wether body is forecasting dangerous levels of rainfall and floods.
The Met Eireann warned in a statement, "Rain will be persistent and heavy at times especially during the afternoon with risk of spot flooding. Totals of 25 to 40mm expected, highest values likely near coast."
The Met Eireann said that it was expecting the weather warning to remain in effect for 12 hours, until 9 pm on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, the Met Eireann has also warned that Storm Bronagh could strike Ireland on Sunday, bringing "heavy and persistent rain" and "creating a risk of flooding."