Met Éireann issues Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for 14 counties 5 months ago

Met Éireann issues Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for 14 counties

You have been warned...

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for 14 counties over flooding and hail fears.

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The warning comes into effect at 2pm on Saturday and is valid until 10pm on Saturday night.

It applies to Cavan, Clare, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Meath, Offaly, Roscommon, Tipperary and Westmeath.

According to the warning, there is a risk of scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening in the 14 counties, as well as a risk of hail and spot flooding.

Met Éireann's forecast for Saturday states that some bright spells will develop in the afternoon, especially in the southwest and south.

However, there will be a good deal of cloud overall, with scattered showers.

Some of these showers will be heavy and possibly of hail, bringing a risk of thundery downpours in places.

This could lead to some localised flooding, especially in north Munster, the western half of Leinster and parts of Connacht.

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Temperatures will range on Saturday from 17 to 20 degrees in light to moderate winds.

The forecaster has said conditions will remain unsettled on Sunday and for much of the week ahead with showers and spells of rain.