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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 22 June, 2018

The weather is really, really horrible - but it should get better

Kind of.

The kind of rainfall radar that makes you want to stay in bed.
The kind of rainfall radar that makes you want to stay in bed.

IF YOU ARE already out of bed, you will have noticed that the weather is not great.

Thundery rain has fallen across Leinster and Connaught this morning, with lightning strikes across both provinces.

However, Met Éireann says that the weather should improve as the day goes on.

“The day will generally improve though, gradually brightening up in the late morning and afternoon with some sunshine for a time as the band of heavy rain clears northwards.

“However scattered showers will follow, some heavy bursts later; inland Connaught and north Munster most at threat. Warm and close, with highest temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees Celsius. East to southeast winds will be breezy at times through the day.”

Overnight, there were a number of lightning storms, with over 3,000 recorded throughout the UK and Ireland.

A weather warning issued yesterday is still in place, with Met warning that thunderstorms could lead to flooding. That warning is in place until tomorrow night.

IMAG0692 The view from towers this morning. Source: Paul Hosford/

Tonight will see more heavy downpours and tomorrow will be warm and close, with a risk of spot flooding.

Read: Driving over the next few days? Here’s how to stay safe in that bad weather

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