Met Éireann warns of flooding, thunder and 30mm of rain
Yellow rainfall alert for Munster, Connacht and west Ulster remains until tomorrow
Met Éireann’s rainfall radar at 12.30pm today.
Memories of those hazy sun-drenched summer days are fast fading as Met Éireann has issued a warning for localised flooding, thunder and up to 30mm of rain today.
The wet weather looks set to continue with a forecast for a further 30mm to 40mm possible overnight and on Thursday. The Met Éireann yellow rainfall alert for Munster, Connacht and west Ulster remains until tomorrow.
Met Éireann has forecast heavy and persistent rain throughout today. Most areas will see outbreaks of rain tonight and it will become heavy and persistent in the southwest, Met Éireann has predicted.
Flash flooding is likely in the West tomorrow because of thundery downpours and most areas will experience heavy rainfall , Met Éireann has forecast.
Despite this the weather will remain warm and humid with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees today and 19 to 22 degrees tomorrow.
While the persistent heavy rain will clear eastwards tomorrow evening, the unsettled wet weather looks like continuing into the weekend and early next week.
There will be some sunshine on Friday but occasional heavy and thundery showers. showers. Saturday will bring some sunny spells but many areas will have heavy showers and risk of thunder in the north. Sunday will also start off sunny but the rain will become widespread by the afternoon.
Next week looks like starting off with heavy rain on Monday but Tuesday and Wednesday look like bringing dry weather, Met Éireann has forecast.
Last week also saw people swapping sandals for umbrellas as exceptionally heavy rain led to flooding at Croke park and Letterkenny Hospital, the closure of Clery’s and a lightning strike disrupting Luas green line services.