Cork among counties issued with status yellow thunder warning 

Cork among counties issued with status yellow thunder warning 
Cork was hit with thunderstorms and heavy rainfall yesterday.

Thunderstorms and lightning struck Cork yesterday bringing with it heavy rainfall and spot flooding.

A status yellow thunder warning was issued this morning for Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.

The weather warning is in place until 11pm tonight as thunderstorms are due to develop today with torrential downpours in some areas bringing with them a risk of hail and localised flooding.


Heavy showers and thunderstorms will become isolated tonight with good clear spells developing.

A humid night with mist and fog patches forming in light winds with minimum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees is expected ahead of a day of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers on Monday.

AA Roadwatch has issued a warning to road users ahead of the heavy downpours expected today.

Road users are being asked to slow down, leave plenty of space between their vehicle and the vehicle in front and to take extra caution on the roads.

Meanwhile, there are currently delays on the N71 heading into Inishannon from the Halfway direction.

Lane closures are in place for works on the Cork Rd in Bandon near the roundabout on the Inishannon side of the town.

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