We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Leah Farrell/
Mixed Bag

'Unsettled' few days ahead with thunderstorm and rainfall warnings in place today

Heavy showers are forecast this afternoon and evening.

LAST UPDATE | 9 Jul 2023

IT’S SET TO be an ‘unsettled’ few days ahead with a number of thunderstorm and rainfall warnings in place today.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm and rainfall warning for Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Clare and Connacht. This warning will kick in at 1pm and will remain in place until 8pm.

Met Éireann has warned that there will be a chance of thunderstorms with spot flooding and a chance of hail.

The forecaster said this could lead to poor visibility and difficult travel conditions.

A Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for Clare, Tipperary, Waterford, Galway, Kilkenny, Laois and Offaly was earlier in place between 7.35am and 11am.

The UK’s Met Office has issued a Yellow thunderstorm warning for the six counties in Northern Ireland. This kicked in at 10am and will remain in place until 9pm. 

Looking at the general forecast, heavy showers are forecast this afternoon and evening.

Tonight will see showers for a time, but they will die out in most areas. Showery rain will push into southern counties overnight.

Tomorrow, heavy showers in the south will gradually move northwards and will become widespread during the afternoon. They are expected to continue for the rest of the day with thunderstorms and spot flooding possible.

Met Éireann has said conditions in the week ahead will continue to be “unsettled”.

Tomorrow night will see further showers, but they’re forecast to become more isolated and there will be decent clear spells.

Tuesday is due to bring both sunshine and showers, heaviest and most widespread through the afternoon and evening with isolated thunderstorms possible. 

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel