Met Eireann issue rainfall weather warning for 20 counties with risk of thunderstorms 7 months ago

Met Eireann issue rainfall weather warning for 20 counties with risk of thunderstorms

You love to see it.

It's Sunday. A day of rest, relaxation, and carvery dinners.

It's also a day of intense rainfall and potential thunderstorms depending on what part of the country you're currently residing in.

Summer has well and truly exited stage left (if it was ever actually with us at all) and although autumn should technically be filled with crunchy leaves and crisp mornings, pretty much most of what we've got so far has been wet, soggy, and sad.

Today is seemingly no different, which is great news for all of us who might have actually made plans for the weekend.

Sure look, sitting inside and weeping is always a good shout too.

A status yellow rainfall weather warning has been issued for 20 counties; all of Munster, all of Connacht, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly and Westmeath.

This is valid from Sunday at 6pm to Monday at 23:59.

According to Met Eireann, the east of the country is going to be hit with a considerable amount of rain for most of the morning and well into the afternoon.

These showers will turn quite heavy as the day wears on with the possibility of thunderstorms in some places.

Cool. Cool cool cool cool cool.


The west is faring a tad better with a few sunny spells and a bit of mist throughout the morning followed by some breakthrough scattered showers later on.

Some of these, however, will get heavier as the morning passes.

Temperatures, thankfully, aren't all that dire with highs of 14 degrees and lows of 11. So it's not all bad, as long as you're willing to get absolutely savaged by the rain for a bit.

The showers are expected to ease off a tad as we move into the evening, but considerable downpours are expected overnight with risk of flooding in some parts of the country.

Monday's currently looking like more of the same as the rain moves westward, likely causes a good bit of flooding in the morning before moving westward and drowning the rest of the country out of it.

Lots to look forward to, guys.

Get the brollies out.