Met Éireann has issued a nationwide weather warning 1 year ago

Met Éireann has issued a nationwide weather warning

Spot flooding is a real risk.

Met Éireann is forecasting a blazing hot week over the next five days, including a Friday that will see temperatures of 28 degrees - overtaking Lanzarote.

Unfortunately, this forecast has yet to kick in, and right now, the entire country is in the midst of a weather warning.

At midday on Monday, Met Éireann issued a status yellow weather warning for the 26 counties within its jurisdiction.

The warning, which will remain in place until 10pm tonight at the earliest, alerts the public to "the risk of heavy thundery downpours, especially over Munster and Leinster which may lead to spot flooding."

The rainfall warning follows an environmental warning issued at 8am, which warns that "warm and humid conditions this week will be conducive for the spread of potato blight."