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Thunderstorm warning in the Met Éreann weather forecast

Met Éireann has issued a series of thunderstorm warnings for Ireland, with large hail and heavy rain forecast, while the national outlook is for Ireland.unsettled again with showers and temperatures that will become cooler towards the end of the week.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange alert for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo, warning of slow moving thunderstorms resulting in very heavy rain showers and possibly large hail.

Impacts on Monday include fwhip flood, vvery difficult traveling conditions with poor visibility and ppossible damage to power lines. The warning comes into effect at 3pm and will remain in force until 9pm today (Monday).

Met Éireann has also issued a Status Yellow Thunderstorm warning for Cavan, Donegal, Connacht and Longford. It warns of heavy rain showers with thunder and hail and is active from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The dramatic start to the week for parts of the country will be followed by an uncertain week with rain in the forecast. MORE BELOW MESSAGE.

With Éirann National Forecast issued on 20 May at 2.10pm

Monday: This afternoon, showers will develop mainly in the northwest and in parts of the interior, becoming quite heavy with thunderstorms, local flooding and hail. The showers will continue until this evening. Mostly dry and clear with many sunny spells elsewhere, but it will be cloudy tonight. Highest temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees and little wind.

Inland, in the north and west, some showers will continue into the night, sometimes heavy. Most of it will clear during the night and more showers will develop by morning. The wind remains weak with lowest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.

Tuesday: A cloudy start with showers from early morning. In the afternoon and evening there will be some showers in the east and south with possible thunder. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees and little wind.

Cloudy and wet, with showers continuing into the night, sometimes heavy. The wind will remain light and perhaps a bit mild during the night, with lows of 9 to 12 degrees.

Wednesday: A cloudy and unsettled start with scattered showers that will become more persistent in the western and northern provinces from the afternoon. Isolated showers will spread further east across the country towards the evening. Moderate to fresh northwest wind and highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees.

It remains cloudy and the showers are slowly becoming more isolated. Some showers will linger in the western and northern provinces during the night. Some limited spells of sunshine in the southern provinces. Moderate northwest wind and lowest temperature of 7 to 9 degrees.

Thursday: Another fairly cloudy day with a band of rain moving over the eastern and northern provinces from the afternoon. It will remain drier in the west and south until rain showers occur during the night. The northwest wind blows weakly at night with maximum temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees.

Friday: Current models suggest that Friday will be another very wet day, with rain widespread for a while. The wind remains mainly weak with the highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees.

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