Ireland has been baking under holiday temperatures with highs of 26 degrees today – but rain is on the way.
The current heat is expected to give way to heavy thundery downpours on Friday. A Yellow Weather Warning was issued nationwide by Met Eireann for Friday 8th June from 12noon to 9pm.
High intensity rainfall over short periods of time could lead to localised spot flooding, forecasters warn. The western half of the country and the midlands will be most at risk at present.
There is a chance of isolated thundery showers in Ulster this Thursday evening also. A warm night is in store, with highs of 10-14 degrees.
Friday will be a hot and sunny morning (Highs of 18 to 22 degrees) before the forecasted thunderstorms.
The long-term outlook is for a dry and very warm weekend, with a higher likelihood of heavy showers.