Monday 22 May 2017

Rain, thunder and risk of hail on the horizon, despite warm temperatures today

Stock photo: PA
Stock photo: PA
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 17 degrees in some part of the country today but enjoy it while you can, as rain, thunder and possibly hail are on the way.

Met Eireann expects the humid, dry weather of this morning to give way to "showery rain will become widespread during the afternoon with some thundery bursts, especially in western areas".

Tomorrow will begin with a "very wet start" in parts of Leinste rand Ulster.

Thundery downpours are also due to break out on Friday., with temperatures reaching 15 degrees.

Saturday brings the risk of hail, as well as a mix of sunny spells and showers the national forecaster predicts.

"Most of the shower activity will affect the western half of the country, with parts of the east escaping fully dry. Top temperatures 10 to 14 degrees Celsius, in moderate northwesterly winds.

"Saturday night will be dry and cold, with slack breezes, temperatures down to freezing in places, with some frost and also some mist and fog," Met Eireann said.

Meanwhile, in the UK people are experiencing something of a mini-heatwave with Thursday expected to be recorded as the hottest day of the year so far.

Highs of up to 22C are expected.

Online Editors

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News