Weather Ireland: flash floods as thunderstorms end heat wave IG News

IG News report,

Heavy rains and floods have affected parts of the country as thunderstorms brought an end to the heatwave.

et ireann extended Orange Thunderstorm Weather Alert status for Munster as well as Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laos, Offaly, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin counties until 10 p.m. tonight.

Tonight in Carlo there was a flash flood in the town of Tullow.

Motorists were asked to avoid the town after several roads were closed, including Castledermot Road and the R725 between Applegreen and Tullow Bridges.

In Wexford, severe flooding followed the city of New Ross on Monday afternoon and evening after heavy rain. People were urged to avoid mines and drive to other areas with extreme caution.

Wexford County Council said water supply would be disrupted in the areas of Kilmore, Duncormick, Rathangan, Killag, Wellington Bridge and Banno until at least 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

The forecaster said not all areas would be affected due to the “sporadic nature” of thunderstorm activity.

A small craft warning from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head was also in place Monday, with northerly winds expected to reach force 6 or greater. It was supposed to end after midnight.

After the heat wave stopped on Sunday night, there was thunder, lightning and flash floods in many places.

Met Iren said temperatures will generally be in the mid to high teens for the rest of the week. “Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be “fresh days with very dry weather and some light rain,” the forecaster said.

It will lighten with some rain at times on Thursday, while a mix of showers and sunshine is expected on Friday.

In Northern Ireland, thunderstorms on Sunday, which caused the Met Office to issue hail, lightning and possible flooding warnings, ended on Sunday night.

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