ROADS and rivers in and around Ashbourne have been struggling to cope with several days of downpours.
Large bands of rain moving up the country gave Ashbourne a thorough soaking with floods affecting transport, especially on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.
However, weather experts believe the area is past the worst of it for the time being with forecasters predicting an end to the prolonged spells of heavy rain.
Today is due to be drier, although not free from the occasional shower and tomorrow could even see short bursts of sunshine.
A spokesman for the Met Office told the News Telegraph: “Because we’ve had wet weather over the last few weeks we do get that saturation effect which can make matters worse.
“The South West and Wales look to have had the worst of it but looking at the forecast for the next couple of days it looks like it’s going to be drying up a bit.
It’ll be breezy, but everywhere’s breezy at the moment and there will be clear spells but not necessarily that sunny.
“On Friday another band of rain will be moving up the country and we think that will move fairly quickly so the worst is possibly over for now, however we don’t know about next week yet.
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