Warning for drivers as heatwave breaks and Met Éireann issues thunderstorm alert
Heavy downpours could cause spot flooding.
With a Met Éireann Status Orange Thunderstorm alert in place for the entire country, Gardaí have warned motorists to be extra careful on the roads this evening as the heatwave breaks.
While it will remain very hot today, staying dry in many parts with spells of hazy sunshine and temperatures of up to 30C, forecasters say isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms will develop through the afternoon, and gradually increase in coverage this evening.
“Some showers will bring lightning and intense downpours leading to spot flooding,” said Met Éireann.
“There is a risk of hail also.”
The Status Orange Thunderstorm warning will remain in place from 3pm today, Sunday, until 9am on Monday.
A Level Orange weather warning has been put in place by @MetEireann today across the nation.
Please take care while travelling on the roads, as driving conditions may become unsafe as the heatwave breaks.#StaySafe #ArriveAlive https://t.co/aHmVSL18pP
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) August 14, 2022
Tonight will bring scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms that will continue until morning with further downpours and spot flooding possible.
According to the national forecaster, “due to the hit and miss nature of the showers some places will remain dry.”
It’ll be another warm and humid night too, with temperatures dipping no lower than 14 to 17 Celsius.