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

Met Éireann warn of severe thunderstorms

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


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.