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road danger Met Eireann issue urgent Status Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms are on the way

Thunderstorm activity coupled with longer spells of rain will lead to localised flooding


 Thunderstorms predicted

Thunderstorms predicted

Thunderstorms predicted

Motorists have been urged to take care on the roads today after Met Eireann issued a 24-hour Status Yellow Weather Warning. 

Thunderstorms and rain across Connacht, Ulster, north Leinster and north Munster are expected to cause hazardous driving conditions, the warning states.

The Met Éireann Weather Warning also states that thunderstorm activity with the risk of hail, coupled with longer spells of rain over Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary, will lead to localised flooding.

Met Éireann said the best of the drier and brighter spells will be across the south and southeast early on with highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.

However, it will be blustery across the southern half of Ireland, in fresh and gusty westerly winds; elsewhere westerly breezes will be just light to moderate.

Thundery outbreaks of rain will persist overnight, with the heaviest and most frequent over the western half of the country. There will be some drier spells also, particularly over Leinster and Ulster, but with some isolated mist patches.

Further heavy and prolonged showers will remain tomorrow, with longer spells of rain at times, bringing further spot flooding and possible thunderstorms.

There will be occasional drier spells, mainly in the southeast. Temperatures will range between 15 and 19 degrees in moderate to fresh west to northwest winds.

Showery conditions will continue on Sunday with the heaviest and most frequent over the northern half of the country with possible thunderstorm activity. It will be drier elsewhere with sunny spells and just well scattered showers.

Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, mildest in the southeast. Fresh westerly winds will moderate later.

Monday will be a day of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers; driest early in the morning and later in the evening. It will be milder than recent days with highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degree Celsius, in mostly moderate northwest breezes.

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Tuesday will be dry overall with sunny spells and just well scattered showers with most of these in the northwest. There will be mist and low cloud at times along southern coasts. Feeling rather warm with highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees Celsius, in a light southerly breeze.

Overnight rain will clear on Wednesday with sunny spells and scattered showers in moderate westerly breezes.

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