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#Heavy Rain

# heavy-rain - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Death toll rises as floods cause major flooding in southern Japan

The floods in Kumamoto region have caused serious damage.

# heavy-rain - Monday 25 November, 2019

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.

# heavy-rain - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Boil water notice for 600,000 people in greater Dublin area to remain in place

Irish Water has apologised for the inconvenience caused.

# heavy-rain - Friday 25 October, 2019

Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for six counties

South-east counties could experience heavy rain and spot flooding today.

# heavy-rain - Monday 23 September, 2019

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.

# heavy-rain - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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.

# heavy-rain - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

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.

# heavy-rain - Sunday 16 September, 2018

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.

# heavy-rain - Friday 17 August, 2018

Get your umbrella ready... it's going to be a wet and humid weekend

Met Éireann says heavy rain is on its way.

# heavy-rain - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

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.

# heavy-rain - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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.

# heavy-rain - Friday 10 November, 2017

Two status yellow rainfall warnings issued for seven counties

Both warnings are valid from 6pm this evening until 6pm tomorrow.

# heavy-rain - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'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.

# heavy-rain - Thursday 24 August, 2017

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.

# heavy-rain - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Swimming ban at Sandymount Strand due to possible pollution

A special advisory notice has also been issued for Velvet Strand in Portmarnock.

# heavy-rain - Friday 2 June, 2017

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.

# heavy-rain - Friday 12 May, 2017

Thundery downpours and risk of localised flooding for the weekend

Don’t clean the BBQ just yet.

# heavy-rain - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

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.

# heavy-rain - Monday 6 February, 2017

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.

# heavy-rain - Friday 11 November, 2016

Showers, sunny spells and lows of just 2 degrees - mixed weather for the weekend ahead

It’s sunglasses and umbrella kinda weather.

# heavy-rain - Sunday 11 September, 2016

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.

# heavy-rain - Monday 11 April, 2016

More flooding expected for Cork after weekend rain left streets underwater

Millions of euro in damage has been caused by flooding in recent years.

# heavy-rain - Monday 29 February, 2016

Boil water notice to stay in place for 10,000 people

It could be a number of days before the notice is lifted.

# heavy-rain - Monday 14 September, 2015

Flooding across the country causes road damage and closures

Several roads were flooded in Galway, Kerry and Mayo.

# heavy-rain - Friday 17 October, 2014

Ireland isn't a pretty sight right now

Heavy rain predicted earlier has arrived.

# heavy-rain - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Thanks, Bertha: Weather warning remains for Leinster as tail-end of hurricane passes over Wet Wet Wet This post contains images

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?

# heavy-rain - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From The42 US Open organisers dismiss flooding fears Merion Golf Club

US Open organisers dismiss flooding fears

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Thursday.

# heavy-rain - Sunday 2 June, 2013

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.

# heavy-rain - Friday 22 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your wet and windy Friday.

# heavy-rain - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

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.

# heavy-rain - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

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.

# heavy-rain - Thursday 17 November, 2011

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.

# heavy-rain - Tuesday 10 August, 2010

AT LEAST 15 people have been killed after heavy rains this weekend hit Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Lithuania, according to reports by Euronews.

Water supplies have apparently been contaminated in many of the affected areas, and the threat of more flooding has been issued. Heavy rains are expected to reach Serbia soon.


Earlier this year 24 people lost their lives in May and June after heavy rains. The southwestern Polish town of Bogatynia, which shares a border with the Czech Republic, was badly hit by the flooding.

Video of this weekend’s flooding from the TVN24 news station:

Czech Republic

The north of the Czech Republic has been the wost hit by rains, and many people have been evacuated from the most dangerous areas.

Waters receded on Monday and clean up efforts began – however about 1,000 households are still without electricity and about 4,000 are without gas.

Damage in the Czech Republic is estimated to reach almost 4bn koruna (€161,686).


Eastern Germany has been hit hardest by the extreme weather. The situation is most critical in the state of Saxony, along the Neisse River, which borders Poland. Saxony and Brandenburg remain on alert after water levels hit record highs.

The cost of the damage alone is expected to run into millions of euros in the city of Goerlitz alone.


Four people died in Lithuania over the weekend when the country was hit by a wild storm that destroyed cars, uprooted trees and damages houses.