Irish weather: Met Éireann forecasts risk of thunderstorms following heavy rain

There is potential for wave overtopping around high tide, Met Éireann warns. Photo Domnick Walsh

Niamh McGovern

There will be a chance of thunderstorms today following heavy and prolonged rain, Met Éireann says.

While the day will begin sunny, it will become wet throughout the day with temperatures ranging between 10C to 13C in strong southerly winds.

There is potential for wave overtopping around high tide, Met Éireann warns.

While it will be breezy around the country tonight, showers will develop particularly confined to coastal areas.

Temperatures will drop between 4C and 5C in strong and gusty southwest winds.

Friday will be mainly windy with widespread showers that are forecast to be heavy and prolonged. Ulster will experience longer spells of rain in the later hours of the day.

Temperatures will reach between 9C and 12C.

Showers will fade out and become mainly confined to Atlantic coastal counties on Friday night, Met Éireann forecasts. Elsewhere will see long dry and clear spells develop.

Lowest temperatures will range between 3C to 5C as strong westerly winds ease overnight.