Met Eireann: Status Yellow warning and 'localised severe thunderstorm' ahead of June Bank Holiday
Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow rain warning for Ireland, including Laois ahead of the June Bank Holiday Weekend.
The glorious sunshine is set to come to an abrupt end with high intensity of rainfall amounts in scattered thunderstorms during Friday expected to lead to spot flooding. As much as 50mm of rain is possible in a short time.
The weather warning was issued on Thursday, May 31 at 10:00am and is valid from Friday 01 June 2018 12:00 to Friday 01 June 2018 22:00.
Some of the showers will be heavy on Thursday evening, especially in the northwest, west and southwest with isolated thunderstorms. Maximum temperatures 18 to 24 Celsius, coolest on coasts. Winds mostly light, northeast or variable in direction.
Thursday night will be mainly dry, with variable cloud cover, but a few residual showers will continue to occur in western areas early on. Scattered showers will begin to arrive along the southeast coast around dawn. Misty in places, with fog patches. Minimum temperatures 11 to 14 Celsius.
Tomorrow, Friday, will be warm and humid, with a little hazy sunshine at times, but a good deal of cloud overall and widespread showers.
Showers, mainly in eastern counties at first will become more widespread through the afternoon. Many of the showers will be heavy, with localised severe thunderstorm activity, spot flooding and lightning strikes.
However, a few areas will escape, staying mostly dry. Maximum temperatures 17 to 23 Celsius, in light variable breezes.
On Saturday there will be some hazy sunshine in places, but cloudy periods also, with scattered showers.
Some of the showers will be heavy and possibly thundery, especially in the north and northwest.
However, many areas will remain largely or completely dry. Not quite as warm as previous days, but temperatures still above normal, with maximum values of 16 to 21 Celsius, coolest in parts of south Munster and south Leinster and along coasts with sea breezes. Winds mostly light and variable. Misty and mild overnight with some fog in places and becoming mostly dry. Min. 8 to 12 degrees Celsius.
Sunday to Tuesday, inclusive: Mainly dry, with some hazy sunshine at times, but some cloud also. A few scattered showers are likely, with a risk of a few heavy and thundery ones.
Warm and humid, with temperatures in the low 20s inland and possibly reaching the mid 20s in places on Monday and Tuesday. Coasts will be a little cooler due to sea breezes. Winds light to moderate, easterly or variable in direction, becoming mostly light variable by Tuesday. Mild and humid at night, with some mist or fog patches.
Wednesday and Thursday: Mostly dry, with some hazy sunshine at times, but there is a very slight risk of one or two heavy and possibly thundery showers breaking out.
Very warm and humid, with temperatures in the mid to high 20s inland, but a little cooler on coasts affected by sea breezes. Winds light to moderate, southerly or variable in direction.