A status yellow rain and thunderstorm warning is in place for the entire country until 5am tomorrow.
Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight.
Met Eireann is forecasting localised downpours, which will lead to spot flooding and dangerous driving conditions.
A weather advisory for heavy thundery showers has also been extended until the early hours of Thursday morning.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 26, 2021
Carlow Weather is warning of "a risk of torrential thundery downpours later this afternoon and evening".
There it is now, the rain just lingering off the West waiting to return and bring us back to reality. The rain will push in over the coming hours and a risk of some very heavy showers later with spot flooding. pic.twitter.com/WWvRDPG78T
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) July 26, 2021