Cavan has been placed on an Amber weather alert with torrential downpours and the potential for flash flooding in some areas expected to hit local areas tomorrow.
The warning comes after Met Eireann issued a Status Yellow advisory warning, forecasting heavy thundery downpours on Friday and “high intensity rainfall” in the Western half of the country and the Midlands, which will be most at risk at present.
The warning is valid from noon on Friday, June 8 until about 9pm tomorrow evening.
The predicted rainfall is in marked contrast to the weather experienced across the region in recent days, which in some parts have peaked near the mid-20's °C.
The forecast for tonight is that it will be dry and calm overnight, but some mist patches will develop in the early hours. Lowest temperatures 10 to 13 degrees.
“Another warm and sunny day tomorrow but widespread heavy and thundery showers will develop in the afternoon. Highs of 18 to 22 degrees, coolest on the coast due to on-shore breezes.”
The outlook for the weekend however seems destined to see a return to good weather in some parts, with temperatures nationally again reaching up to the mid twenties. While good spells of sunshine will arise, showers will occur more widely - especially inland during the afternoon on Saturday and evening with an ongoing chance of thunder.
There is, according to Met Eireann, little change for Sunday. “Most places dry with warm sunny spells. Well scattered heavy showers are likely to recur - especially across the south. Light variable mainly northerly breezes.”
Monday and Tuesday of next week meanwhile will be mostly dry days. “While cloudy at times with temperatures falling back a little, it'll continue to feel warm in sunshine and winds will be light. Present signs are for a change to cooler cloudier weather, but other than a little rain in the west, most places will remain dry.”