Potential thunderstorms for all of Ireland this week as temperatures drop to their lowest in two months 3 years ago

Potential thunderstorms for all of Ireland this week as temperatures drop to their lowest in two months

It might finally be time to break out the raincoats.

It has been quite the day for weather news, between scientists warning that Earth's global temperature is just one degree away from a climatic tipping point that threatens the future of humanity, as well as the lack of rain leading to Dublin's primary water supply potentially running dry in 70 days.

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There is a lot of stuff going on, weather-wise.

And now here's some more, as the impending drop in temperature - the lowest it has been since June - will bring with it a lot of rain, and some potentially heavy thunderstorms, too.

According to Met Eireann, Wednesday night will bring the heavy showers, but they'll become more isolated overnight, with the lowest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.

Then on Thursday, the showers will kick off in the west before spreading eastwards through the morning and will become widespread in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees with moderate to fresh west to southwest breezes.

Additionally, according to Midlands Weather Channel, it looks as though all areas will see heavy, and indeed thundery showers, from time to time. The heaviest of these showers will occur across the north and west of the country. Further south and east it will stay drier, but all areas will see increased rainfall this week.

Looking towards next weekend at present it looks as though temperatures will increase somewhat as our winds turn west to southwest in direction, however it looks like unsettled conditions will prevail at present, with spells of rain likely.