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12th May 2024

Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for eight counties as good weather comes to an end

Simon Kelly

Thunderstorm weather warning

It was nice while it lasted..

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for counties Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow as the country’s good spell of weather comes to an end.

Included in the warning is the description of “heavy showers with thunderstorms and hail.”

Some of the possible impacts that come with the warning include hazardous travelling conditions, localised flooding and poor visibility.

The warning is valid from 12pm to 7.30pm on Sunday, May 12.

There is also a thunderstorm warning for for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry, issued by the UK Met Office.

The warning is valid from 12pm until 7pm on Sunday and is described as “heavy showers and thunderstorms likely to develop across western and central Northern Ireland during Sunday daytime.”

Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for eight counties as good weather comes to an end

Met Éireann’s national forecast for today (Sunday, May 12) reads: “Mist and any fog patches generally clearing this morning to leave a mix of cloud, sunny spells and showers today.

“Some of the showers heavy with isolated thunderstorms, with the likelihood of hail and spot flooding in places. Maximum temperatures ranging from 16 to 20 degrees with generally light variable winds, but turning gusty in showers.”

Showers and thunderstorms are set to die out overnight, however a spell of persistent rain will then develop in the southwest around midnight, extending north over much of Munster, Connacht and south Leinster overnight.

You can check out the national weather forecast for the rest of the week below.

Monday, May 13
Rain will extend nationwide on Monday morning, with heavy falls in places. Brighter weather will develop in the south and west during afternoon and evening with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers.

Highest temperatures ranging from 13 to 17 degrees with light to moderate east or southeast winds.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will continue across the north and east for a time on Monday night. Elsewhere, there will be long clear spells and just a few showers, mainly near the south coast. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with light easterly winds.

Tuesday, May 14
There’ll be rain or showers at times on Tuesday with some sunny spells also. At present, the most persistent rain is expected to affect parts of north Ulster and also south Munster but details are likely to change over the coming days.

Maximum temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees in moderate easterly winds. Drier conditions developing in many regions overnight with clear spells and just well scattered showers. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in light easterly breezes.

Wednesday, May 15
It looks set to be a day of sunshine and showers on Wednesday with the chance of the odd heavy downpour. Maximum temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees, warmest across the west in light easterly breezes.

Dry and mostly clear overnight with areas of mist and fog forming in light winds or calm conditions. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

Thursday, May 16
Another day of sunshine and showers on Thursday. Some of the showers are likely to be heavy and thundery with the potential for some spot flooding.

Maximum temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees but a little cooler at the coast as sea breezes develop.

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