The flowerbeds will appreciate this, at least.
After a week of glorious sunshine, Met Éireann has announced that the heatwave is set to be interrupted by a thunderstorm this evening.
Issuing a Status Yellow Thunderstorm/Rain warning, valid from now until 8pm tonight, Friday, July 23rd, the national forecaster warned the downpour could result in dodgy conditions on the roads.
“Thunderstorms in places this afternoon and evening with lightning, hail and heavy downpours resulting in localised flooding and hazardous driving conditions.”
⚠️ Status Yellow – Thunderstorm & rain warning for Ireland ⚠️
Thunderstorms in places this afternoon & evening with lightning, hail & heavy downpours resulting in localised flooding. ⛈️ ☔️
Track the Thunderstorms live on our radar https://t.co/YJqxvBBwTs pic.twitter.com/pj2bVTBd4q
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 23, 2021
While the warning is in place for the entire country, it looks like Cork will escape the worst of it. Counties most at risk are Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Tipperary, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.