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Flash floods and thunderstorms cause havoc but dry and mild day forecast for coming days

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Localised flooding in Tullow, Co Carlow in the Republic of Ireland. Heavy downpours and flooding have hit parts of the Republic of Ireland as thunderstorms marked the end of the heatwave. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2022.

Localised flooding in Tullow, Co Carlow in the Republic of Ireland. Heavy downpours and flooding have hit parts of the Republic of Ireland as thunderstorms marked the end of the heatwave. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2022.

Localised flooding in Tullow, Co Carlow in the Republic of Ireland. Heavy downpours and flooding have hit parts of the Republic of Ireland as thunderstorms marked the end of the heatwave. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2022.

It will be a dry and mild day after much of the country saw heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday, marking the end of the heatwave.

An Orange thunderstorm warning was in place for 14 counties last night

Tullow town in Carlow saw flash floods yesterday while there was also severe flooding in New Ross town in Wexford as people were urged to avoid the quays and drive in other areas with extreme care.

Wexford County Council said there would be interruption to water supplies until at least 10am today in the areas of Kilmore, Duncormick, Rathangan, Killag, Wellington Bridge and Bannow.

There is no weather warning in place today as it’ll be mainly dry across the country with just some well-scattered showers. 

However, the rest of the week will remain generally unsettled with rain and showers, with the potential to turn wet and breezy later in the week.

"Some sunny spells as well but a good deal of cloud overall, especially in parts of the north and east,” a Met Éireann forecaster said. 

"The showers will become more isolated through the day with more sunny spells developing.

"Highest temperatures of 15C to 20C, mildest in the south, in moderate to fresh north to northeast winds, strong on exposed coasts.”

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Tomorrow morning will also be largely dry with hazy sunny spells, however, later on cloud will build from the west with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle in the afternoon. 

"Highest temperatures of 15C to 21C, coolest in the northwest and mildest in the southeast, in light northerly breezes, gradually backing westerly,” the forecaster added. 

Thursday will see a dull and damp start with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, possibly turning heavy at times in the southwest. 

However, it will remain mild with highest temperatures of 18C to 22C. 

There will be “good sunny spells” on Friday but also scattered showers are expected, and these may turn heavy in parts of the north. 

"On Saturday, sunny spells at first along with a few showers,” Met Éireann said.

"Cloud will build in from the west through the morning with scattered showers developing. Towards the evening rain will push in from the west along with strengthening winds. Another day of sunny spells and mostly light scattered showers.

"Highest temperatures of 15C 19C in moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.”

There is some uncertainty surrounding Sunday but current indications suggest that it will be a wet and breezy day with fresh southwest winds, with highest temperatures of 18C to 22C. 


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