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'Heavy, thundery downpours' forecast as weather warning comes into effect for 18 counties

Very heavy rain showers are expected in many parts of the country today, as a thunderstorm warnin...
Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

12.51 21 Aug 2021


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'Heavy, thundery downpours' forecast as weather warning comes into effect for 18 counties

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

12.51 21 Aug 2021


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Very heavy rain showers are expected in many parts of the country today, as a thunderstorm warning comes into effect.

A status yellow weather warning is in effect for 18 counties - all of Leinster, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo.

Met Éireann says scattered heavy showers with localised thundery downpours will lead to a risk of spot flooding.

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The weather warning is in effect from midday until 8pm on Saturday, with a similar warning in effect for Northern Ireland.

Showers are then expected to die out this evening, leading to a dry but rather cloudy Sunday in most areas.

Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather says the rain will get very heavy during the afternoon and early evening.

He said: “There’s going to be some very heavy, thundery downpours - and they will develop very quickly.

“While there will be some scattered showers at first, they will intensify to some thundery showers - with some torrential rain possible.

"Driving conditions can change very quickly when those showers develop.”

Main image: File photo. Picture by: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

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