UPDATE: Status yellow weather warning for rainfall issued for Donegal - Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team continue to review the situation

Heavy rain may overwhelm drains and gullies and property owners are asked to check for blockages

A Status Yellow weather warning for rainfall has been issued for Donegal

A Status Yellow weather warning for rainfall has been issued for Donegal

Accumulations of between 25 and 35mm of rainfall could lead to surface flooding in areas across Donegal on Saturday, according to the latest weather update from Met Éireann.

A status Yellow weather warning has been issued for the county.

Heavy rain at times during the period will bring a risk of localised flooding with highest totals in the northwest of the county.

The warning is valid from 5pm on Saturday until 05:00 on Sunday. 

Given that the ground is already water-logged in certain locations it is possible that some localised surface flooding could occur anywhere within the county.

Heavy rain may overwhelm drains and gullies and property owners / occupiers are being asked to check these for potential blockages.

Motorists are being asked to take extra care while driving during heavy rainfall and to be mindful of the potential risk of spot flooding along the road network.

Donegal County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team are keeping the approaching weather pattern under review and will continue to monitor all local conditions during this period of unsettled weather.

Donegal County Council can be contacted during normal business hours on 074 91 53900 and in the event of an out-of-hours emergency the Council’s Road Service can be contacted on 074 91 72288. 

For emergencies requiring the assistance of the Fire Service call 999 or 112.

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