Met Éireann says to expect thunder, hail showers and potentially snow in parts today 1 month ago

Met Éireann says to expect thunder, hail showers and potentially snow in parts today

Just your standard Tuesday.

It's not a generalisation to say we've had a bad couple of weeks on the weather front. Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis both tracked across the island in recent weeks and we've had high rainfall across the country.

In fact over the past week, we've experienced between two and a half and four times the normal weekly rainfall amounts for this time of year.

Valentia was the wettest weather station in Ireland, recording 72.1mm of rain/snow over the past week or so.

But the wet weather is showing no signs of letting up over the next few days as average rainfall amounts will be about four times the average across the country.

Showers will be heavy and prolonged in places on Tuesday morning, some of them merging to give longer spells of rain.

Overall, Tuesday will be cold and blustery, with sunny spells and scattered showers, mainly of rain or hail, with a risk of thunder. However, Met Éireann has said there is a risk of some wintry showers, particularly on higher ground.

Highest temperatures will be between five and eight degrees with fresh to strong westerly winds.

The showers will die out early tonight and it will be dry, but cold, for a time before cloud will increase from the Atlantic bringing showers eastwards across the country on Wednesday morning.

It will be very windy, with occasional rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times in west Munster, Connacht and west Ulster, with a risk of flooding.

Although some dry spells will develop later on Wednesday in the east and south of the country.