MOTORISTS have been cautioned by AA Roadwatch to exercise extreme care amid many incidents of flooding and excess surface water across many counties. Most of the flooding had receded by Monday afternoon when the rain gave way to bright sunshine but there cannot be any complacency in winter driving conditions.
With more heavy rain forecast, AA Roadwatch advised motorists coming across floods not to drive through water unless certain it’s not too deep for their car.
The New Year looks like it will get off to a wet start, as a heavy band of rain is expected on Wednesday, Met Éireann said.
There will be some respite on New Year’s Eve, as the night looks like being mainly dry . However there will be showers is some southern and western coasts. By morning on New Year’s Day, heavy rain is expected for Munster and is forecast to spread to all areas early in the day .
Met Éireann forecast that the changeable conditions are likely to continue next weekend with rain expected in all parts of the country.