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29th Sep 2021

Met Éireann issues status yellow weather warning for three counties as thunder and rain to batter the country

Clara Kelly

Looks like more miserable weather is on the cards.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning for three counties as thunder and rain is set to batter the country.

The urgent alert is in place for 24 hours from 9pm on Wednesday night until 9pm on Thursday and applies to Donegal, Mayo and Galway.

It comes as cold temperatures, plenty of rain, strong wind and possible thunderstorms are set to hit the country over the coming days with conditions continuing to be unsettled into next week.

Thursday will have some bright, dry spells, however, it will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and more persistent rain at times.

In the early evening, the rain will turn heavy in Atlantic coastal counties, extending eastwards during the evening and early night, with some heavy falls in Connacht and west Ulster.

Maximum temperatures will reach 13 to 16 degrees with some pretty heavy winds.

Meanwhile, conditions are expected to be generally cool and quite unsettled through the rest of the week with more rain and showers on the cards.

Thursday night will be windy with blustery showers and longer spells of rain as temperatures are set to plummet to lows of six degrees.

Friday will be a day of sunny spells and showers, the heaviest and most frequent over the western half of the country with a risk of isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures will hit 11 to 14 degrees.

There will be showers and longer spells of rain yet again on Saturday as the day will begin largely cloudy. Good sunny spells will extend from the west during the afternoon with highest temperatures of just 10 to 13 degrees.

Sunday will see more sunny spells, although scattered showers will persist along with the risk of thunderstorms. Highest temperatures will remain around 11 to 14 degrees.

Conditions will continue to be unsettled early next week as current indications suggest that there will be scattered showers and sunny spells on Monday and Tuesday with longer spells of rain later in the week.

Highest temperatures will generally range from 11 to 15 degrees with temperatures possibly picking up after Tuesday.

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