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Valentia Observatory yesterday recorded the highest level of rainfall in a single day since since the establishment of its modern database in 1940.

Valentia Observatory

Up to 130mm of rain fell during a 24 hour period at the observatory during the deluge of rain which fell in Kerry from Monday to Tuesday.

Yesterday’s level of rainfall was the highest in 66 years – prior to 1940 written records were kept.

A Code Orange rainfall warning remained in place until 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

Following a landslide on the R566 at Coomanaspig, the road remains closed, and is likely to remain closed for several days to allow for site clearance and a safety assessment.

Kerry County Council also had to close a local road at Killoe near Cahersiveen overnight due to flood damage to a bridge.

The L4018 road in Glencar between Quaybawn Cross and Cappamore Cross also reamins closed.