THUNDERSTORM AND SPOT FLOODING with heavy showers for Connacht, Ulster, north Leinster and north Munster
On Saturday morning - there is a Status Yellow warning with thunderstorm and rain warning for Connacht, Ulster, north Leinster and north Munster – through to 9:00am
Thunderstorm activity or longer spells of rain with the potential for hail will lead to localised flooding and hazardous driving conditions.
Further heavy showers today, with longer spells of rain at times⛈️🌧️
An ongoing risk of thunderstorms and spot flooding, most likely in the north⚠️
Highs of 15 to 19 degrees🌡️
Blustery with brisk moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong on western and southern coasts☔️ pic.twitter.com/t3rgY81YTK
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) August 7, 2021
From 9am Saturday through to midnight
it maintains a Status Yellow – with rain and thunderstorm warning for Ulster, Connacht and north Leinster
Met Éireann Weather Warning forecasts to see heavy, slow-moving and thundery showers which will lead to further localised flooding and hazardous driving conditions, through to Saturday midnight.
On Saturday, the best of the drier interludes would be mainly in the south and southeast. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.
Northern Ireland also has an issued a Status Yellow Thunderstorm Warning for Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry.
The UK Met office states heavy, slow-moving showers, some thundery, may cause travel disruption and flooding in a few places. This waning impacts these Northern Ireland counties through to 23:59 on Saturday.
The UK Met office also issues a weather warning for Northern England, expecting thunderstorms.
— Met Office (@metoffice) August 7, 2021
Saturday night would see further heavy showers continuing overnight, merging into longer spells of rain at times across the northern half of the country. The south would remain drier.
It would not be a sleepless night of heated temperatures - It won’t be a heated night-time – with lowest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees expected overnight. At night there would be "moderate to fresh westerly winds, strong on western coasts."
Sunday’s outlook is for it to remain showery, with showers heaviest and most frequent over the northern half of the country early.
According to Met Eireann “Further heavy showers will move into Munster during the afternoon. Drier across the middle of the country with good sunny spells and just well scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees, mildest in the east.
Breezy, with moderate westerly winds fresh to strong near coasts.”
Tuesday and Wednesday will bring some drier weather .
Something to look forward to in Ireland.