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Dublin: 17 °C Sunday 31 May, 2020
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Hottest day of the year gives way to thunder warning for most of the country

A Status Yellow thunder warning has been issued.

IT PROVED TO BE a sunny day in many parts of the country with temperatures almost reaching 24 degrees. 

The highest temperature so far this year was recorded in Newport, Co Mayo where it reached 23.6 degrees.

After the warm weather though, a Status Yellow thunder warning is in place for most of the country this evening.  

The warning is in place for 14 counties: All of Munster, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wicklow, Offaly, Monaghan and Galway. 

Met Éireann is predicting slow-moving thunderstorms with “lightning activity and local downpours”. The warning remains in effect until 10pm. 

Cloud and patchy outbreaks of rain will move into northern areas early tonight and will gradually spread southwards, according to Met Éireann.

It will be coldest across the northern half of the country with lowest temperatures of between three and seven degrees.

However, it will be milder further south with lowest temperatures of eight to 12 degrees.

PARK 88 Henry McClean and his collie Prince enjoying the sunshine in Dublin's Phoenix Park this morning. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Cooler tomorrow 

Tomorrow will be a much cooler day with brisk northeast winds.

It’s expected to be cloudy in some areas with patchy outbreaks of rain, but overall the day will bring a lot of dry weather with sunny spells extending from the north.

Highest temperatures will range from eight to 12 degrees in the north and east, and 12 to 16 degrees elsewhere, with fresh and gusty northeast winds that will be stronger along coastal areas.

Of course, some Covid-19 travel and movement restrictions are still in place and can be read here.

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