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10th Jul 2023

Met Eireann issue thunderstorm and rainfall warning for 19 counties

Sophie Collins


Met Eireann has issued a thunderstorm and rainfall warning for 19 counties this morning as horrendous conditions are due to stick around for the day.

The weather alert is in place for Leinster, Waterford, Tipperary, Leitrim, Cavan, and Monaghan and is currently in effect, lasting until 10:00 pm tonight.

The Irish forecaster has advised the public of “heavy showers” and say thunderstorms are very likely.

The possible impacts according to Met Eireann are:

  • Spot flooding
  • Poor visibility
  • Difficult travelling conditions

As for the general forecast today, Irish meteorologists say:

Today will be cloudy at first with rain across much of Connacht, Leinster and Ulster.

The rain will move northeastwards through the morning and will be followed by scattered heavy showers and some sunny intervals.

Thunderstorms are possible and may cause spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees, warmest in Leinster and Munster, in light to moderate southerly or variable breezes.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with scattered showers, heaviest early in the night.

Lowest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees in very light southwesterly or variable breezes. Isolated patches of mist and fog may develop as well.