Thunderstorm warning issued by Met Éireann

Thunderstorm warning issued by Met Éireann

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lightningMet Éireann has issued a Yellow Alert for flash flooding, hail and ‘possible damage’ as a result of thunderstorms expected to move up across the country overnight, tomorrow and during Saturday.

The entire country has been placed under alert as the national forecaster warns that storms will be sparked off by warm and very humid conditions.

The forecaster said: “Warm and very humid weather with possible heavy showers, thunderstorms with hail which may lead to local flooding, disruption or possible damage tonight, Friday and Saturday”

European Storm Forceasters, Estofex have even put out a warning of large hail and a slight chance of tornadoes in the southeast of the country.

Temperatures are expected to rise between 20 and 24c over the next 48 hours with nighttime levels not falling below 14-15c. In southeast England meanwhile, temperatures will peak above 30c.

There is good news on the horizon however, with Met Éireann saying it will be very warm at times next week with temperatures into the mid-twenties with a mixture of sunny spells and some showers also.

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