WEATHER WARNING

Laois weather warning upgraded to 'Status Orange' - lashing already in Connemara

Met Éireann warn of severe thunderstorms

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Offaly weather warning upgraded to 'Status Orange'

Met Éireann has upgraded its weather warning for severe thundrestorms to a Status Orange.

The thunder warning covers Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and all of Connacht.

A Status Orange warning is issued for weather conditions that have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas. MORE ABOUT WEATHER WARNINGS

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Met Éireann forecast "widespread thunderstorms with frequent lightning this afternoon and evening."

They said that it could could large amounts of rainfall in a short period of time with spot flooding likely in the affected counties.

The warning is valid from Friday lunchtime until 11pm on Friday night.