Met Éireann issue a status yellow rainfall warning for the whole of Ireland
Localised spot flooding in some places.
Following the recent spells of good weather and humid conditions, we expected some rain on the horizon but we're sad to report that a status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the whole of Ireland.
The warning is valid from 06:00 on Friday, 19 July and it will last until 03:00 on Saturday, 20 July.
Met Éireann have stated that we can expect "heavy thundery downpours will give high totals of rainfall in short spaces of time today/early tonight leading to localised spot flooding."
In terms of the overall forecast, heavy showers or longer spells of rain will develop widely today with embedded thunderstorms and localised spot flooding. Some hazy sunny spells at times too.
Despite the rainfall occurring, it's still expected to be a humid day with top temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees generally, but 16 or 17 degrees in the north and northwest.
As for Friday night, these heavy or thundery showers will continue in many areas and they're expected to be prolonged in parts, especially in the midlands and north with spot flooding likely.
It's set to become drier and clearer from the west overnight.
Thankfully, Saturday will improve with bright and sunny spells breaking up the scattered showers. Highest temperatures around 16 to 21 degrees.
Much of Saturday night will be dry but cloud will increase from the Atlantic with rain developing in western parts towards Sunday morning.
As for Sunday, it's expected to be be a breezy day with outbreaks of rain, possibly turning heavy in the west and north with the best chance of dry and bright weather in the east. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees.
Sunday night is expected to be a humid one but rain will affect many areas during the night, with drier weather following from the south towards morning.