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Dublin: 17°C Sunday 19 September 2021
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Thunderstorm warning to remain in place until 10pm

The Status Yellow warning has been extended from 7pm until 10pm tonight.

Updated Aug 5th 2021, 7:35 PM

DRIVERS IN DUBLIN have been reminded to be aware of flooding on roads, as a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning remains in effect across the country.

Met Éireann is forecasting thunderstorms with the risk of hail leading to a danger of localised flooding and hazardous driving conditions across the country.

It is advising that there may be disruption to travel plans as a result, with the warning in place throughout the day until 10pm – it had previously only been in place until 7pm. 

Dublin Fire Brigade warned that rain and spot flooding is leading to heavy traffic on our roads, and asked drivers to increase braking distance and to turn their headlights on.

Dublin’s Fingal County Council warned drivers to “exercise caution” as there is surface water on roads following heavy rain. “Flooding reported at monument and under Railway Bridge in Skerries,” it said.

Conditions are expected to remain blustery into the night alongside showery outbreaks of rain continuing heaviest to the north of the country.

Munster and south Leinster are expected to have the best of the drier conditions and clear spells. 

Temperatures will slide to around 11 to 14 degrees while moderate to fresh westerly winds are forecast, turning strong at times over the south of the country.

Tomorrow and the weekend

Munster and south Leinster will receive the best weather on Friday too where showers will be less common throughout the day and sunny spells will be in store, with temperatures reaching 15 to 19 degrees.

The north and west will be faced with thundery showers and longer spells of rain and a risk of spot flooding throughout Friday. 

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The unsettled showery conditions are expected to continue over the weekend and, while early next week looks a little tamer, the unsettled conditions will return by the middle of next week.

Saturday is likely to be breezy with widespread showers in the east and north. A risk of spot flooding will remain due to isolated thunderstorms.

The southwest may see brighter conditions with just isolated showers while Saturday night will see showers mostly confined to Ulster and western counties into Sunday. 

Showers will be heaviest and most frequent over the northern half of the country on Sunday ahead of next week.

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