Met Eireann weather forecast Ireland: Temperatures to hit 24C today - but there is some bad news
Temperatures will hit a cracking 24C today - but there is some bad news.
The blissful summer weather could be interrupted by violent thunderstorms over the next 24 hours, it is feared.
And while the rain might hold off for most of today, Friday could be a washout.
A Met Eireann forecaster said: "Warm and humid today. Many areas dry, with bright or sunny intervals at times, but cloudy periods also, with scattered showers.
"Some of the showers will be heavy, especially in the north and northwest this morning and in western areas later today, with a slight risk of thunder.
"Maximum temperatures 18C to 24C, coolest on coasts.
"Winds mostly light, northeast or variable in direction.Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now
"Tonight will be mainly dry, with variable cloud cover, but a few scattered showers will occur, some heavy in western areas early on and along the southeast coast towards morning.
"Misty in places, with fog patches. Minimum temperatures 11C to 14C.
"Tomorrow, Friday, will be warm and humid, with a little hazy sunshine at times, but with a good deal of cloud overall and widespread showers.
"Many of the showers will be heavy, with a high risk of thundery downpours and spot flooding, especially in east and southeast coastal counties in the morning and in the midlands in the afternoon and evening.
"However, a few areas will escape, staying mostly dry. Maximum temperatures 17C to 24C, in light variable breezes"Source: Google News