Tipperary being battered by heavy rain and strong winds

Anne O'Grady

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Anne O'Grady

Tipperary being battered by heavy rain and strong winds

Tipperary is being battered at present

Tipperary is currently being battered by heavy rain and strong winds as a Status Yellow alert remains in force.

Reports are coming in of road closures, including the L3501-3 and L3506-2  from Goatenbridge to Newcastle due to flooding.

Met Eireann has issued wind and rain warnings for Tipperary, Cork, Waterford and Leinster with warnings that southeast winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts between 90 and 100km/h.

Winds were strongest along southern areas at first but gradually extended to all parts of Leinster by late morning and afternoon.

The rainfall alert for Tipperary, Limerick, Kerry and Cork warns of periods of heavy rain  on Wednesday that will lead to accumulations of 40 to 50mm generally, with some larger amounts on higher ground. Some localised flooding expected.