Met Éireann issued a fresh amber weather warning for rain for three counties on Monday as thunderstorm rain and flooding are expected.
The weather warning has been issued for Cork, Kerry and Waterford and is in effect from noon today until 11pm Monday evening.
“Local heavy rainfall accompanied by strong and gusty south-easterly winds will result in dangerous driving conditions and localized flooding,” the warning issued Monday morning said.
It will be a wet week for much of the nation with intermittent thundery downpours and despite a calm and dry start with patches of sunshine on Monday cloud will form and showers gradually spread north across the country as the day progresses.
There will be some heavy and thunderstorm downpours bringing the possibility of spot flooding in localized outbreaks. The highest temperatures are between 17 °C and 21 °C.
Rain or showers will continue at times on Monday evening, particularly in the south of the country, with some clear spells developing in the north.
“Showers or prolonged downpours will spread across the country on Tuesday, with some heavy outbreaks expected, particularly in the south.
“The best of all solar periods in the northern half of the country. Highs of 16C to 20C with brisk south-east winds, warmest in the north-west of the country,” a Met Éireann forecaster said.
It will remain restless with rain or showers most days this week along with some sunshine.
On Tuesday evening there will be more showers or longer rain showers overnight, with thunderstorms still possible.
“Sunny spells and showers on Wednesday, some of the showers will be heavy and thundery. Highs from 17°C to 20°C with moderate breezes, alternating in direction.
“Clear spells and scattered showers overnight. Areas of mist and mist will form when the wind drops lightly. Lowest temperatures from 9C to 12C,” the meteorologist said.
Thursday will be a bit brighter with lots of warm sunshine and isolated showers. In places where there is a risk of thunderstorms, the showers can become heavy. The highest temperatures range from 17°C to 20°C with light or moderate breezes.
Friday is expected to be a bright day with sunshine and only a few showers. Maximum temperatures will range between 18°C and 21°C and the next week will see dry weather with only a few showers so far.
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