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Electric picnic set for heavy rainfall

Electric picnic set for heavy rainfall

Electric Picnic is set for a washout as Met ร‰ireann warns of rain this weekend.

A status yellow rainfall warning between 9 pm on Saturday and midday on Sunday has been issued. Event goers have been told to expect "disruption".

A rainfall advisory is also in place for wet and windy weather from Friday evening until Monday.

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Stradbally is expecting in excess of 70,000 people for the hugely popular festival.

The site opened on Thursday for 20,000 early entry ticket holders, while the music and entertainment kicks off on Friday.

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Persistent rain is set to begin on Friday evening, and it will be unfortunately locally heavy at times.

Saturday night will see conditions turning very wet, with a possibility of spots of flooding.

Sunday is also set to start with heavy rain, which will gradually clear with some sunny spells in the morning.

Temperatures are anticipated to hit between 15 to 20 degrees, with strong and gusty winds.

Sunday night is to be wet and blustery once again with temperatures remaining mild.

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