Netizen 24 IRL: Weather forecast Ireland: Met Eireann warning remains in place as country braces for thunderstorms and 50mm of rain

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Weather forecast Ireland: Met Eireann warning remains in place as country braces for thunderstorms and 50mm of rain

Ireland is bracing for a washout today, as Met Eireann predicts up to 50mm of rain could fall in parts of the country.

The entire country has been issued with a Status Yellow rainfall warning which is valid from 9am until 10pm.

There will be scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, which will lead to a risk of flooding in parts of the country.

The national forecaster said: "It will be warm and humid, but along the coast it will be cooler with some mist and fog. There will be hazy sunshine throughout the day and most areas will start dry.

"However showers will affect east coasts this morning and in the afternoon heavy and thundery showers will develop further inland with local downpours and spot flooding.

"Highest temperatures of 18 to 23 degrees, warmest inland. Winds will stay light and variable

"Tonight the showers will gradually die out and skies will clear. A close night with mist and fog. Lowest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in little or no wind.

"Many of the showers will be heavy, with localised severe thunderstorm activity, spot flooding and lightning strikes."

"Saturday will start mainly dry with hazy sunshine. In the afternoon heavy and thundery showers will develop in the north and west, continuing into the evening.

"Other areas will remain largely dry with just isolated showers. Highest temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees but it will be a few degrees cooler in the south and southeast. Winds will stay mainly light and variable."

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