Thursday 19 July 2018

Spot flooding, thunderstorms and weather warnings - what a way to end the summer

Severe weather , Rostrevor, Co Down
Severe weather , Rostrevor, Co Down
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

A yellow weather warning backs up the miserable scene outside your window this Sunday morning.

Met Eireann have issued the warning - which is in place until midnight tonight - across Leinster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal as heavy rain pours down nationwide.

Leinster is the worst affected with rainfall of up to 50mm expected today.

Spot flooding and thundery spells will reign for the remainder of this wet August weekend. 

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However, as night-time approaches, the showers will die out for most of the country - with Ulster the only region fighting off showers throughout the night. 

It will be tough to figure out the attire if you do brave the weather though - temperatures may reach as high as 20 degrees despite the gloom.

AA Roadwatch have advised drivers to take extra care today, to reduce their speed and keep a safe distance from vehicles in front.

Road conditions in Monaghan are particulay bad, the Ballybay area mentioned as a black spot for flooding.

A potato blight warning has also been issued for parts of Connacht and Ulster up until 5am tomorrow morning.

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