Long Hot Summer; Warning as Rain and Thunder Roll into Ireland

The Mirror (London, England), June 24, 2019 | Go to article overview

Long Hot Summer; Warning as Rain and Thunder Roll into Ireland


Byline: SAM ROBERTS

IRELAND will be battered by more thunder showers this week despite heatwave-like temperatures.

Two Status Yellow warnings were in place for 14 counties yesterday, as 40mm of rain fell in parts.

And while the alerts had all expired by 6am this morning, the national forecaster said more thundery showers are on the way.

A Met Eireann spokesman added: "Mist and fog will gradually lift today to leave a mix of hazy sunshine and a few heavy, possibly thundery, downpours.

"Feeling warm and humid with temperatures ranging 18C to 22C in mostly light, variable breezes. Mist and fog may linger along some coasts.

"Our weather is turning increasingly mild and humid over the coming days and with that increasingly unsettled too.

"While there will be some lovely sunshine at times, there will also be spells of heavy and thundery rain, with sea mist and fog in places too."

As reported over the weekend, the humid conditions are also conducive to the spread of potato blight, which led to Met Eireann issuing an "Environmental Warning" last Thursday. …

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