A status-yellow thunderstorm warning is in place for Cork and Waterford.
The Met Éireann weather warning will remain in force until 6pm this evening.
The forecaster said scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and early this evening will bring some heavy downpours, with the risk of spot flooding and hail.
Scattered showers🌦️ in the north, west & southwest will spread further across the country this afternoon.
Many areas will hold dry with sunny spells🌤️
Some showers🌧️ will turn heavy in the south through the afternoon.
Highs of 11 to 15C in a light to moderate westerly breeze. pic.twitter.com/UiRDrwOt3U
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 17, 2021
Nationwide, there will be a mix of scattered showers and sunny spells this afternoon.
Some heavy showers will be concentrated in the south through the afternoon, with thunderstorms for a time.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible elsewhere, while temperatures will go no higher than 11 to 15 degrees.
Tonight will be dry in many areas, with long clear spells.
Scattered showers will spread from the west throughout the night, mainly affecting Munster, while elsewhere will hold largely dry.