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Status Yellow rainfall warning issued for 5 counties as thundery conditions expected

Highest temperatures today are expected to range between 16 and 19 degrees.

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Updated Jul 25th 2020, 1:51 PM

A STATUS YELLOW rainfall warning has been issued for five counties this afternoon. 

The warning has been issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Waterford. 

Met Éireann says the warning will kick in at 2pm and will remain in place until 8pm this evening. 

The forecaster warned that heavy showers with localised thundery downpours will lead to accumulations of between 20 to 30mm of rain with a risk of spot flooring. 

Looking at the weather in general today, scattered showers and sunny spells are expected to extend in from the west.

These conditions will become widespread and heavy or thundery at times this afternoon, the forecaster says. 

Highest temperatures today are expected to range between 16 and 19 degrees. 

Tonight is again forecast to be cloudy with scattered showers most frequent in the west. However, it will be drier overall in the east and southeast. 

Tomorrow is due to be mostly cloudy with scattered showers to start. These showers are to become more isolated in the morning with good sunny spells developing. 

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However, cloud is expected to increase in the southwest during the afternoon ahead of rain pushing in. 

Highest temperatures tomorrow are expected to range between 15 and 19 degrees. 

It’s forecast to be a wet night tomorrow as rain in the west is due to extend eastward across much of the country overnight with occasional heavy bursts. 

Looking forward to Monday, rain is to clear gradually eastward during the day with bright spells in the west extending to most parts by evening.

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