Met Eireann has issued a warning of potential lightning strikes later today, despite a warm forecast. Although the day is expected to be mostly dry, there remains a chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. If heavy rain persists, there is a risk of hail and lightning. Temperatures will range from 16 to 18 degrees, with a mix of sunny and cloudy spells throughout the day. There is also a chance of coastal fog developing. The pollen count remains high, but is expected to decrease over the weekend. Showery rain is expected on Saturday night, with temperatures dropping to between 8 to 11 degrees.
Tomorrow, Sunday, is expected to be mostly cloudy with heavy rain in the morning, becoming drier with a few showers possible during the day. However, heavy or thundery showers are possible later in the afternoon and evening, with a chance of hail and isolated lightning. Highest temperatures will reach 17 or 18 degrees with light westerly breezes.
Monday morning will be mostly cloudy with hazy sunny spells in the afternoon and evening. There will be a few passing showers during the day, although not as heavy as previous days. Highs around 15 to 18 degrees for most with a light northwest breeze, cooler and a little breezier in the north.
Tuesday will see a mix of cloud and hazy sunshine, with dry conditions in most areas. There is a chance of the odd shower, especially near western coasts later in the day. Temperatures will be very mild, with highs of 16 to 19 degrees, cooler towards the coast. Mostly light southwest winds, moderate along Atlantic coasts.
It is important to stay informed of weather updates and to take necessary precautions during thunderstorms. It is advisable to stay indoors and avoid open areas, tall objects, and bodies of water during lightning strikes. The public is also advised to stay up to date with weather forecasts and to follow any warnings or alerts issued by Met Eireann.