Thunderstorms trigger floods throughout Eire



eavy downpours and flooding have hit components of the island of Eire as thunderstorms marked the top of the heatwave.

Met Eireann prolonged a standing orange thunderstorm climate warning to 10pm on Monday evening for Munster in addition to counties Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin.

“Heavy downpours of rain and hail will happen in locations,” the meteorological service mentioned.

“Flooding the place heavy downpours happen.”

In Carlow there have been flash floods in Tullow city on Monday evening.

Motorists had been requested to keep away from the city after plenty of roads had been closed, together with Castledermot Street and the R725 between Applegreen and the Tullow Bridge.

The forecaster added not all areas can be affected because of the “sporadic nature” of thunderstorm exercise.

A small craft warning from Roches Level to Slyne Head to Malin Head was additionally in place on Monday with northerly winds anticipated to achieve power 6 or increased. It was attributable to finish at simply after midnight.

The downpours got here after the heatwave ended on Sunday evening with thunder, lightning and flash flooding in lots of locations.

Met Eireann mentioned temperatures for the remainder of the week can be typically within the mid to excessive teenagers. Tuesday and Wednesday are anticipated to be “contemporary days with loads of dry climate and some mild showers”, the forecaster added.

It’s set to turn out to be milder on Thursday with some rain at occasions, whereas Friday is anticipated to convey a mixture of bathe and sunny spells.

In Northern Eire, thunderstorms on Sunday that induced the Met Workplace to subject an amber climate alert warning of hail, lightning and potential flooding got here to an finish on Sunday evening.

On Monday night it forecast some heavy showers at first throughout Antrim and Down. In any other case the Met Workplace mentioned it will be a “cloudy night and evening with some patchy primarily mild rain”.

Tuesday was anticipated to be “relatively cloudy with some patchy mild rain” that might steadily clear. The forecast for Wednesday was attributable to be primarily dry with extended shiny and sunny interval.

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