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Ireland weather: Thunderstorm warning issued and 'wet windy' conditions to hit country later this week

Met Eireann say there is “potential” for storm-like conditions this week, but “uncertainty” with weather charts means they are "not 100 pc" certain where or how bad they will be.

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Garrettstown, Cork, Ireland. 26th March, 2021. A Windsurfer taking advantage of the stormy conditions at Garrettstown, Co. Cork, Ireland. - Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

Garrettstown, Cork, Ireland. 26th March, 2021. A Windsurfer taking advantage of the stormy conditions at Garrettstown, Co. Cork, Ireland. - Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

Garrettstown, Cork, Ireland. 26th March, 2021. A Windsurfer taking advantage of the stormy conditions at Garrettstown, Co. Cork, Ireland. - Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

Met Eireann have issued another thunderstorm warning as the forecaster warned of more "uncertain" conditions on the way.

The national forecaster said Cork and Waterford residents can expect "scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening, bringing some heavy downpours with the risk of spot flooding and hail."

The alert will be in place from 1.45pm until 6pm this evening.

And Met Eireann say there is “potential” for storm-like conditions this week, but “uncertainty” with weather charts means they are "not 100 pc" certain where or how bad they will be.

“It’s going to be wet and windy on Thursday, and until then we are looking at a continuation of those showery conditions we’ve had over the last few days”, Met Eireann forecaster Aoife Kealy told Sundayworld.com.

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Wet and windy weather  (stock)

Wet and windy weather (stock)

Wet and windy weather (stock)

Today will bring “scattered showers” around the country, with “a few turning heavily across the south of the country”.

Showers will ease off tonight, with a few scattered showers in Munster but mainly dry conditions.

On Tuesday, scattered showers will continue with sunny spells and dry weather for some parts, “turning heavily on Leinster and south-east Leinster, maybe the potential for isolated thundery downpours there”, said Ms Kealy.

More showers are expected on Wednesday, “this time over the northern half of the country” but expected “dotted” around the country too.

Conditions will turn worse on Thursday as “wet and windy weather is expected from the west and southwest”.

Ms Kealy added: “At the moment, there’s a good deal of uncertainty in the exact tract and depth of that low pressure system. There’s a lot of variation between each module run and between different global models as well.

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“That means were not able to say with 100 pc certainty where the heaviest rain or the strongest winds will be, but it will be a wet and windy day with the potential for strong winds in places, maybe gales”, she said.

Towards the weekend, the wet and windy weather will continue Friday, with “blustery showers - nothing too drastic, but cool enough and showery.

“We’re looking at highest temperatures over the weekend of 12 maybe 13 degrees in places but no higher.

“Once that depression on Thursday comes more into line well get more certainty” for the weekend, said Ms Kealy.

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