Tuesday 12 December 2017

One half of the country basks in sunshine, the other endures thunderstorms and flash flooding

Thunderstorms hit Munster this evening.
Thunderstorms hit Munster this evening.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

While most of the country basks in glorious sunshine this evening, counties in Munster are enduring heavy thundery showers.

Flash flooding occurred in Cork this evening after one thunderstorm.

The Watercourse Road in Cork is closed at O'Connell Street due to flooding, according to AA Roadwatch.

However, Met Eireann is predicting sunshine and temperatures of up to 21C throughout the week.

Tomorrow, highest temperatures will reach between 15 to 20 degrees. There is a risk of a few scattered showers in the afternoon, with mist and fog returning overnight.

The dry and sunny weather is set to continue into Tuesday, with highest temperatures of between 15 degrees and 20 degrees expected. Outbreaks of rain will develop throughout the day in the east and north, Met Eireann has said.

Wednesday will be cloudy with some showers in the southwest and west, though it is set to stay dry in many parts of the country and temperatures are set to rise to 21C in the afternoon.

Towards the end of the week, temperatures will reach the low 20s with indications that the mild weather will last for the long weekend, though there is a threat of some rain.

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