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Rainful news Ireland weather: Thunderstorm alert for six counties as Met Eireann warn of 'widespread heavy showers'

Met Eireann revealed Leinster and east Connacht will also be battered by rain although it will remain mild with highs of 15 to 20 degrees.

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Heavy rain is expected (Philip Toscano/PA)

Heavy rain is expected (Philip Toscano/PA)

Heavy rain is expected (Philip Toscano/PA)

Ireland is set to be lashed by "heavy widespread showers" with a risk of thunderstorms and spot flooding today.

Ulster is set to bear the brunt of the bad weather with a weather warning issued for all Northern Ireland counties.

The alert will be in place from 10am until midnight on Sunday, July 4 and covers Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Down, Fermnanagh and Tyrone.

A Met Office forecaster said: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms leading to a chance of flooding and disruption."

Yesterday, heavy rain in the UK stopped play at Wimbledon and more is expected today.

Matches at the tennis tournament began as normal from 11am on Saturday, however, they were suspended across all courts around 30 minutes later after showers began to beat down on south-west London.

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Ground staff attempt to dry the outside of a court at Wimbledon (Adam Davy/PA)

Ground staff attempt to dry the outside of a court at Wimbledon (Adam Davy/PA)

Ground staff attempt to dry the outside of a court at Wimbledon (Adam Davy/PA)

Meanwhile, Met Eireann revealed Leinster and east Connacht will also be battered by rain although it will remain mild with highs of 15 to 20 degrees.

A forecaster said: "There will be widespread heavy showers today with a chance of thunderstorms and spot flooding during the afternoon and evening, especially across Leinster, east Connacht and Ulster.

"It will become drier with sunny spells in the southwest during the evening. Highest temperatures ranging from 15 degrees in the southwest to 20 degrees in the northeast with a mainly light southwest wind, becoming westerly later."

Longer spells of rain are expected in Leinster and Ulster tonight, while it will become drier and clearer in Munster and Connacht.

Looking ahead to Monday, rain will be slow to clear northwards from Ulster tomorrow, with cloudier conditions there for much of the day. Elsewhere there'll be sunny spells and showers, the showers becoming more frequent in the afternoon.

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The mercury will hit pleasant highs of 16 to 19 degrees with mostly light southwest winds, becoming variable in direction.

Unfortunately, a spell of "persistent rain" will return to the south coast in the evening, spreading up through the southern counties of Leinster.

Elsewhere will be mainly dry with clear spells for much of the night, with showers or a longer spell of rain arriving on the west coast before dawn.

Tuesday will start off dry for much of the country, with rain or showers along the west coast moving eastwards later. Highest temperatures will hit 15 to 19 degrees with light to moderate northwest winds backing westerly.

However, there'll be further showers on Tuesday night with temperatures down to 11 or 12 degrees.

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