Irish weather: Met Eireann issue Status orange thunder warning for 16 counties
A status orange thunder warning has been issued by Met Eireann for 16 counties today.
The warning was issued at 3pm today and will stay in place until after 10 pm tonight.
The following counties will be affected by the "severe thunderstorm activity": Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Westmeath, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Cork, Tipperary
A status Yellow rain warning is in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
High intensity rainfall in scattered thunderstorms will lead to spot flooding.
Between 25 and 50 mm of rainfall is expected locally in short periods.
Saturday is to begin with hazy sunshine.
The northern half of Ireland will have heavy or thundery showers.
It will be mainly dry elsewhere, according to Met Eireann.
Temperatures will range between 17 and 22 degrees.
Showers will mainly fall in eastern counties and be more widespread in the afternoon.
There is a chance of heavy rain and possible thunder, especially in the west and north-west.
Runners taking part in the Women's Mini-Marathon should stay positive about sunny weather on Sunday in Dublin.
Temperatures could hit the mid 20s on Monday and Tuesday.
Met Eireann said; "The warm and humid weather with light breezes is set to continue with sunny periods each day and scattered heavy showers in the afternoon and evening.
"After Wednesday there is an increasing chance that it will become cooler and unsettled, but there is also a good chance that the warm and humid weather will continue for a while longer."