Status Yellow thunderstorm warning issued for 9 counties
Road users in particular should be advised.
It feels like a while since we've had a proper weather warning but Met Éireann has brought a dramatic enough one into our lives on Monday, 16 May.
With a fairly dismal-looking week on the general weather front, attention turns to the possibility of storms. Thunderstorms, to be precise.
A Status Yellow thunderstorm warning is in effect as of Monday afternoon, with nine counties in total affected – Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.
Per the warning, scattered thunderstorms are expected across Monday afternoon and evening, with localised downpours leading to poor driving conditions.
The warning is valid until 9pm on Monday night.
An additional warning has been issued by the UK Met Office, forecasting similar conditions for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry. This warning will remain in place until 10pm on Monday.
As for that aforementioned general forecast, expect a very showery and blustery week, though temperatures will prove mild enough and there should be some outbreaks of sunshine here and there. Overall, though, it's going to get wet.
Very unsettled for week with heavy rainfall at times.🌧️
Mon :Rain clearing to sunny spells & scattered showers, some thundery.⛈️
Tue :Rain through the afternoon & evening.🌧️
Wed :A largely dry start, but rain following.
Thurs :Sunny spells & showers🌦️
Fri :Very showery pic.twitter.com/qNaIxxH3jt
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 16, 2022