WEATHER WARNING: Status Orange Thunder Warning in place for parts of the country

Heavy downpours forecast across much of the country today and tonight

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WEATHER WARNING: Status Orange Thunder Warning in place for parts of the country

Met Eireann now has two Weather Warnings in place for Thunder for the country.

The Status Orange Thunder Warning is in place for Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo. There will be localised severe thunderstorm activity in these areas over the next few hours. Torrential downpours and lightning strikes. That warning is in place until 5pm.

Elsewhere a Status Yellow Rainfall Warning is in place for Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. The forecast is for high intensity rainfall in scattered thunderstorms leading to spot flooding. Between 25 and 50 mm of rainfall possible locally in short periods. That warning is in place until 10pm