Met Eireann issue rare weather warning as flooding expected

It is going to be a wet one for everyone today
It is going to be a wet one for everyone today

Met Eireann have issued a rare rainfall warning for the entire country this morning, as summer takes a turn for the worst today.

The forecasters issued the Yellow Warning at 5am this morning and it covers the entire country - a rare event - from 6am this morning until 9pm tonight.

It reads: 'Heavy showers or longer spells of rain with a high risk of thunder and localised flooding will bring rainfall accumulations of 20 to 35 mm to many areas.'

The downpours are expected to clear northeastwards through the evening.

It will still feel humid with highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees expected.

On Tuesday night, a yellow weather warning was in place for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath.

The warning was put in place from 8pm until 6am this morning.

Met Éireann has predicted breezy conditions with showery rain and slightly cooler days throughout the rest of the week.