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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Heavy Rain

This year
At least 11 dead in Beijing as heavy rain causes floods and forces evacuations
The level of rainfall is highly unusual for the city, which enjoys a moderate, dry climate.
Tens of thousands of people evacuated from Beijing as typhoon hits
Typhoon Doksuri lashed China’s capital with heavy rain today.
California town home to celebrities ordered to evacuate over mudslide fears
Residents of Montecito include Jennifer Anniston, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Gwyneth Paltrow and Katy Perry.
Last year
Eight dead in Seoul after torrential rain turns streets into rivers
Six others are missing after the heavy rain hit South Korea’s capital.
Flood threat moves north of Sydney as water levels start to recede in Australia's largest city
Evacuation orders and official warnings to prepare to abandon homes were given to 60,000 people for today.
All time
Floods displace thousands in Malaysia
The Meteorological Department warned that heavy rain was expected to persist in 12 of the country’s 16 states and territories throughout tomorrow.
Racing at Limerick cancelled due to waterlogging
Racing at Leopardstown, however, is set to go ahead as planned today.
Death toll rises as floods cause major flooding in southern Japan
The floods in Kumamoto region have caused serious damage.
At least seven dead from heavy rain in France, Italy and Greece
People have been trapped in their cars and roads have been closed by the floods.
Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place
Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.
Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for six counties
South-east counties could experience heavy rain and spot flooding today.
Spot flooding after heavy rainfall in some areas with more downpours forecast throughout the week
Flooding in areas of Cavan and Donegal has subsided after heavy rain yesterday evening.
Bridge collapses in England as areas are hit by severe flooding
The bridge was on the route of the cycling World Championships due to be held in Yorkshire next month.
At least 10 people dead in flash floods on Spanish holiday island Mallorca
Footage broadcast on Spanish television showed cars being swept away by raging, muddy waters, houses flooded and vehicles piled one on top of the other.
14 dead and 'catastrophic' flooding on the way as Florence continues to batter US states
About 740,000 homes and businesses remained without power in the Carolinas, and utilities said some could be out for weeks.
Get your umbrella ready... it's going to be a wet and humid weekend
Met Éireann says heavy rain is on its way.
Japan rescuers carry out house-to-house searches as floods and landslides claim 141 lives
The crisis is the deadliest rain-related disaster in over three decades in Japan.
Get that barbeque back in the shed because heavy rain is on the way
The nice weather doesn’t look like coming back any time soon.
Two status yellow rainfall warnings issued for seven counties
Both warnings are valid from 6pm this evening until 6pm tomorrow.
'You could grow rice in the field': Scramble to clean up Ploughing site after yesterday's flooding
New carparks have been set up for the final day of the Ploughing.
Two status yellow rainfall warnings in place for five counties
It comes after torrential rain caused significant flooding and damage to hundreds of homes across the country this week.
Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution
A special advisory notice has also been issued for Velvet Strand in Portmarnock.
Heavy rain forecast as we're set for a wetter, cooler bank holiday weekend
Make sure to enjoy today, as it is set to be the driest and brightest of the weekend according to Met Éireann.
Thundery downpours and risk of localised flooding for the weekend
Don’t clean the BBQ just yet.
Snow and ice grip the country as weather warning in place on frosty morning
A status yellow warning is in place until 10am this morning.
Bring the brolly: We're going to have a very wet start to the week
Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for strong gusts around the country.
Showers, sunny spells and lows of just 2 degrees - mixed weather for the weekend ahead
It’s sunglasses and umbrella kinda weather.
Two elephants accidentally electrocuted in India
Locals said the second elephant was electrocuted while trying to pull the first one away from the electricity pole.
More flooding expected for Cork after weekend rain left streets underwater
Millions of euro in damage has been caused by flooding in recent years.
Boil water notice to stay in place for 10,000 people
It could be a number of days before the notice is lifted.
Flooding across the country causes road damage and closures
Several roads were flooded in Galway, Kerry and Mayo.
Ireland isn't a pretty sight right now
Heavy rain predicted earlier has arrived.
Thanks, Bertha: Weather warning remains for Leinster as tail-end of hurricane passes over
It will remain in place until 3pm. And then we can all go to the beach, yeah?
US Open organisers dismiss flooding fears
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Thursday.
Two missing in Austria as heavy rains force evacuations
Landslides triggered by heavy rains that have forced the evacuation of at least 200 people from their homes in Austria.
East coast to bear the brunt of rainfall this week, Met Éireann warns
Met Éireann has said that it is not clear whether the heavy rainfall expected will cause the sort of havoc wreaked by last October’s floods in Dublin.
Weather warning issued - more heavy rain expected
Nice weather for ducks! Keep your wellies and brollies handy today as Met Éireann says there are more gales and up to an inch of rain on the way.
No repeat of last month's extreme flooding says Met Éireann
Forecasters are confident that the heavy rain expected over the next 24 hours will not cause the kind of flooding that hit the capital last month.
European flash floods kill 15
As fires rage across Russia, Europe is hit by severe flash floods.