Met Éireann issue two thunderstorm warnings across 23 counties
Met Éireann issued two thunderstorm warnings this morning.
19 counties are affected by a status yellow thunder warning, which is set to come into effect at midday today (Sunday 14 June).
The counties concerned include all of Connacht and all of Munster, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.
The warning advises that "thunderstorms will develop today with torrential downpours in some areas bringing a risk of hail and localised flooding."
The warning applies from midday and is set to last until 11pm this evening.
As of last year, Met Éireann has also begun providing warnings for counties in the north of Ireland. This morning, Met Éireann noted that the UK's Met Office has warned that "thunderstorms are expected to form over parts of Northern Ireland this afternoon."
As such, a status yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued for Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Derry. The warning will come into effect from 1pm today (Sunday 14 June) and will remain in place until 9pm this evening.
While nine counties are unaffected by today's warnings, there remains a weather advisory notice in place for the whole country, which warns of "prolonged thundery downpours this weekend, mainly in Munster and south Leinster on Saturday afternoon and evening.
"Becoming widespread on Sunday afternoon and evening, with a risk of spot flooding."
This will also remain in place until 9pm this evening.