Thunderstorm warning to kick in for Ireland this weekend 1 month ago

Thunderstorm warning to kick in for Ireland this weekend

Ireland's current dry spell looks set to come to an end soon.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for Ireland which will come into effect this weekend.

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Issued on Saturday afternoon (13 August), the alert is valid from 3pm on Sunday until 3am on Monday.

The warning states that while some places will stay dry, "hit and miss thunderstorm activity" and "hail and heavy downpours" may lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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There is already a Status Yellow high-temperature warning for Ireland in effect, which is currently valid until 6am on Monday.

With temperatures set to hit as high as 31 or 32 degrees on Saturday and 30 degrees on Sunday, Met Éireann has urged the public to be cautious of these possible impacts of the heat:

  • Heat stress, especially for the more vulnerable of the population
  • High Solar UV index
  • Risk of water-related incidents

Meanwhile, the Irish meteorological service's national forecast says the current heatwave should pass by around the start of next week.

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This is as conditions turn "showery" with a "gradual return to normal August temperatures".