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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Met Éireann issues overnight thunder warning to total of 12 counties

Thunderstorms are set to hit
Thunderstorms are set to hit
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

"Could this unusual heat last for the summer?" we asked. Well, the short answer is "no".

Ireland's spell of sunshine and humidity is set to break overnight as Met Éireann have issued a warning about oncoming thunderstorms.

Heavy, thundery rain is set to affect many parts of the country tomorrow morning, but until then a number of counties have been issued with a thunder warning.

The yellow weather warning includes counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath.

The warning was put into place at 8pm this evening and will be in place until 6am.

Met Éireann are forecasting a moderate to high risk of thunderstorms, as well as a risk of localised flooding.

They said the expected rainfall amount is unknown but it could be as much as 20 to 30mm.

"Big change on the way," TV3 forecaster Deric Ó hArtagáin wrote on Twitter.

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