Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for several counties, which will come into place for 12:00p.m until 7:30p.m today (Sunday, May 12).

Counties affected include: Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Meath, and Wicklow.

The thunderstorm warning is also in place for counties: Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone, and Derry.

During this period, the regions will see heavy showers, with thunderstorms and hail.

Met Éireann has warned of hazardous travelling conditions; localised flooding; and poor visibility.

Status Yellow rain warning

Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow rain warning for counties Cork, Kerry, and Waterford.

The warning will come into place from tomorrow (Monday, May 13) at 1:00a.m, and remain in place until 3:00p.m.

A Status Yellow rain warning is also in place for Northern Ireland counties, including: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Tyrone, and Derry.

It will come into place tomorrow from 12:00p.m until 6:00a.m on Tuesday, May 14.

This comes after the country received a couple of dry, warm days, giving farmers the chance to catch up on work.

Next week

Brighter weather will develop in the south and west during afternoon and evening with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers.

Highest temperatures will range from 13° to 17°, with light to moderate east or southeast winds.

Currently, soil moisture deficits across all soils types are ranging from five to 30mm for most with the largest deficits in the east, according to Met Éireann’s latest farming commentary.

With above average rainfall amounts expected for next week, moisture deficits will decrease in Munster, Connacht and other midland areas where some soils across all soil types will become either saturated or waterlogged.

In the rest of Leinster and Ulster, soil moisture deficits will fluctuate but generally will have just a slight decrease or around 5mm by this time next week.