Ireland is in for some rough weather for the rest of the day, according to Met Eireann, with a status orange thunder warning in place for the country.

The weather warning was issued this morning (Tuesday, August 22) at 11:00am and will remain in place until 11:00pm this evening.

There are also two status yellow weather warnings in place. One is a rainfall warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal, which was issued yesterday evening and will remain in place until 9:00pm tonight.

The other warning relates to the ongoing threat of blight, and remains in place indefinitely.

For the rest of today, widespread showers are given, with heavy thundery downpours through the course of the afternoon and evening, particularly over parts of Leinster, Connacht and Ulster, according to Met Eireann. There is also the risk of localised spot flooding.

Met Eireann also expect mist with hill and coastal fog. Top temperatures of 18° to 22° are given, with light to moderate southeast winds, which will veer southwest later.

For tonight, heavy rain with thundery bursts will continue for a time across parts of Ulster early on but will clear away to the northeast soon after midnight.

Cooler, clearer weather will follow with a few showers along Atlantic coasts. Minimum temperatures of 11° to 13°. A few mist patches will form under light southwest breezes, Met Eireann says.


Tomorrow morning will start out largely dry along the eastern half of the country with some sunny spells, however, further west a few showers are predicted.

The showers will become more widespread as the afternoon progresses. Top temperatures tomorrow will range from 16° to 20°, with moderate to fresh southwest winds.

Some rain or showers will mainly affect northwestern areas, at times, but overall a good deal of dry weather is expected, with temperatures close to the seasonal norm.

Tomorrow night is predicted to be dry across most of the country on Wednesday night, with clear spells and just a few patches of mist or fog.

However, showers or longer spells of rain will drift into north Connacht and Donegal at times. Minimum temperatures of 9° to 12° are given in moderate southwest winds, which will increase strong at times in the northwest.


Low pressure is expected to be anchored just off the northwest coast on Thursday and this will feed in showers or longer spells of rain to parts of Connacht and Ulster, Met Eireann says.

However, elsewhere it is expected to be a mainly dry day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Maximum temperatures of 15° to 19° are given, in fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds. Friday will have showery rain across northern parts of the country but this is expected to ease off later in the day.