Met Éireann adds more counties to thunderstorm warning
Has your county been impacted?
To paraphrase Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty fame, man, it's a wet one.
It's certainly no day for drying, as rain continues to pour down across the country, with some counties experiencing thundery conditions as well.
Met Éireann have since added more counties to the list of areas set to be impacted by storms, with four counties being issued a Status Yellow Thunderstorm Warning on Sunday (23 October).
The four counties added to the list are Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, and Laois.
⚠️Status Yellow Thunderstorm Warning updated⛈️⚠️
Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare & Laois added to ⛈️ warning.
Cork & Waterford removed.
Validity time extended also. For full details see⬇️https://t.co/ZsjQsKDvt6 pic.twitter.com/9zgKFDVv2m
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 23, 2022
They join Carlow, Kilkenny, and Wexford in the fray, who were issued a warning on Saturday (22 October).
"Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected this morning (Sunday), leading to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions," Met Éireann forecasted.
The warning is valid until 11am today, with more rain forecasted for the evening.
"Sunny spells and scattered showers following the rain this morning [are expected] into the afternoon and evening," the weather forecast said.
"Some showers may be heavy. Highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees in a light to moderate southerly breeze [this morning].
"Scattered showers will continue early tonight. Scattered outbreaks of rain will push into western areas during the night, gradually spreading eastwards.
"Some pockets of mist and fog will develop overnight in light to moderate southerly winds. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees [this evening]."
As for next week, Met Éireann's outlook states: "Turning a bit more settled on Monday and Tuesday but from Tuesday night onwards low pressure will steer in further spells of wet and breezy weather. Staying mild."