Friday 20 September 2019

Wet week: Hail, thunder, frost and floods all possible

Libby Bewley, 10, at the Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre (RICC) 11th annual May Day Parade. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Libby Bewley, 10, at the Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre (RICC) 11th annual May Day Parade. Picture credit; Damien Eagers

Met Éireann has warned of possible hail, thunder and flooding this week as the unseasonably cold and wet weather makes its presence felt.

A storm approaching Ireland from the west will stay at sea, however it will bring heavy rain over land tomorrow night and into Wednesday.

Thursday will bring more heavy rain - along with the risk of hail and thunder. There may also be spot flooding.

Ireland is lying on the cold side of a polar front this week meaning temperatures will remain unseasonably cool for May with daytime highs of just 9C and 12C.

However there is the prospect of warmer weather on the horizon with temperatures due to recover next weekend.

Irish Independent

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