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thunder 'n' lightning

Good while it lasted - the weather is set to take a turn for the wetter this evening

Things are about to get thundery, and temperatures are set to fall a good bit too.

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THE WARM WEATHER seen across the country is set to take a damp turn from this evening, with three separate rainfall warnings in place across the country.

Met Éireann has placed status yellow rainfall warnings in place for the following areas and times:

  • Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan – Saturday from 3am until 3pm
  • Connacht, Clare, Cork, Kerry, and Limerick – from 9pm this evening until 6am on Saturday
  • Donegal – Saturday from past midnight until 6pm

Heavy thundery showers will be the name of the game in parts of west Ulster, Connacht and west Munster throughout the day as a rain-front, with hot and muggy weather to be seen throughout the rest of the country, according to Met Éireann. Highest temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.

That will shift tonight with thundery downpours prevalent in many areas.

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Tomorrow meanwhile will see heavy, thundery rain across much of the morning before fresher weather and sunny spells break out later on, with temperatures a good deal lower at 15 to 20 degrees.

Sunday will be a dry day with sunny spells with much of the rain having passed. Temperatures will again remain lower at between 15 and 20 degrees, with light breezes.

So pack your umbrella and your sunscreen. Good old Ireland.

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