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Flash flooding expected as Status Orange thunderstorm warning in place for five counties

A Status Yellow warning is in place for all of Leinster, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford.


A STATUS ORANGE thunderstorm has been issued for five counties. 

The warning is in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary and Waterford until 8pm this evening. 

Met Éireann has warned there will be slow moving thunderstorms with very heavy downpours and hail. 

This could lead to flash flooding, very difficult travelling conditions and a potential damage to power line. 

A Status Yellow thunderstorm is also in place for all of Leinster, as well as Cavan, Monaghan, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford until 9pm. 

Heavy downpours are expected in these counties. 

A similar warning is in place in Northern Ireland, with thunderstorms also expected in all six counties.

The UK Met Office’s Status Yellow warning will also remain in place until 9pm this evening.

With reporting by Hayley Halpin

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