Met Éireann warns that there is a risk of hail and flash floods in Ireland today 1 month ago

Met Éireann warns that there is a risk of hail and flash floods in Ireland today

It looks like it's only going to get worse.

We certainly hope you were tucked up in bed last night as the rain came down on Ireland. It lashed for most of the night, and it looks like that's going to have a knock on effect for the weather today.

Met Éireann says that the "remaining overnight rain" will effect some parts of the country, with showers continuing to cover Ireland for most of the day.

"Remaining heavy overnight rain affecting northern parts of the country will soon clear this morning giving way to bright or sunny spells with showers today. Some of the showers will be heavy and prolonged with thunderstorms and a risk of hail.

"There is potential for flash flooding and poor visibility in localised downpours. Humid, and feeling warm in any sunshine, with top temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius.

"Rather windy in the south and east, with moderate to fresh and gusty southeast winds overland, strong to near gale at the coasts, but winds will be generally lighter elsewhere."

As for tonight, "further showers, some of them heavy, will continue to occur tonight. Otherwise, varying cloud amounts and clear spells. In southern counties, winds will veer southwesterly, increasing strong to gale force near the coast. Elsewhere, winds will be generally light to moderate variable, with mist and fog patches forming. Lows of 13 to 15 degrees."

Brace yourselves.