Met Éireann issues rain and thunderstorm warning for the entire country 2 months ago

Met Éireann issues rain and thunderstorm warning for the entire country

Fine weather for ducks.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm and rain warning for Ireland.

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Valid from shortly after 1pm on Wednesday until 7am on Thursday, the forecaster says there will be widespread showers and thunderstorms, with longer spells of rain at times.

There is also the potential for localised flooding, especially in the northwest, Met Éireann added.

The warning comes following flash flooding in areas of north Dublin on Tuesday, such as Malahide and Swords.

In terms of the days ahead, Met Éireann says Thursday will see scattered outbreaks of rain extending from the north, with some heavy and possibly thundery bursts across Ulster and north Leinster.

It will be drier and milder further south with well-scattered showers and sunny spells.

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Sunny spells will develop across all areas later but there is a chance of isolated thunderstorms affecting southern coasts towards the evening. Temperatures will range from 15 to 19 degrees.

Friday morning will see showery spells of rain becoming fairly widespread, although it will be driest in the southeast.

The day will be cooler than average for this time of year with top temperatures of just 15 to 18 degrees.

Showers will become confined to the southwest early in the night with some mist and fog setting in.

As for the Bank Holiday weekend, it will be mostly dry with sunny spells and well-scattered showers, most of these occurring on Saturday.

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It will feel mild in the afternoon sunshine with top temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees, with the best values across the southern half of the country.

On Bank Holiday Monday, there will be similar conditions, with most of the scattered showers across the westerly half of Ireland.