Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for Cork and Waterford.
The warning, which came into effect at lunchtime today, will remain until 6pm this evening.
Showers have started to turn thundery across southern areas⛈️🌦️This video shows where lightning strikes have been recorded since 12:30. Lightning appears as red & yellow "crosses"— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 17, 2021
Thunderstorm warning in place for #Cork and #Waterford
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Met Éireann has forecast scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening, "bringing some heavy downpours with the risk of spot flooding and hail".
The national forecaster has said there will be further scattered showers tomorrow morning across Munster.
However, by mid-afternoon, these showers are expected to clear with "good spells of sunshine" forecast for the rest of the day.
Highest temperatures will be between 12 and 14 degrees in light to moderate westerly breezes.