Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for parts of Ireland, with a Status Yellow warning in place for Cork, Kerry, and Waterford. The warning is valid from 8pm tonight until 3pm tomorrow. The forecast warns of a spell of heavy rain, followed by showers, which may lead to localised flooding. The rest of the country can expect sunny spells and scattered showers. However, cloud cover is expected to thicken in the afternoon, with rain pushing into the southwest this evening. Daytime temperatures will range from 17 to 19 degrees.
Tonight, rain will spread to most areas, turning heavy in the southern counties and bringing a risk of spot flooding. North Ulster will mostly remain dry. Southerly winds will be calm for most, but will later freshen near southern coasts. Overnight temperatures will range from 9 to 12 degrees.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, will start off wet for many, with outbreaks of rain clearing eastwards during the morning. This will be followed by showers, some of which may be heavy and possibly thundery. However, as the day progresses, it will brighten up with sunny spells developing in most parts by evening. Highs of 17 to 20 degrees can be expected, with the warmest temperatures in the south. Winds will be mostly light to moderate and variable in direction, although fresh and gusty southerly winds will affect the southern and southeastern coasts for a time.
Tuesday night will see many areas dry with clear spells and just a few scattered showers. Overnight temperatures will range from 9 to 11 degrees, with light to moderate northwest breezes.
On Wednesday, there will be a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, with light to moderate northwest breezes. The highest temperatures will reach 16 to 19 degrees, with cooler temperatures along the coastal fringes of the west and north. Wednesday night will have long clear spells and just isolated showers, with overnight temperatures ranging from 8 to 11 degrees in mainly light northwest or variable breezes.
Thursday will bring sunny spells and showers, with light to moderate northwest or variable breezes. The highest temperatures will range from 15 to 19 degrees, with cooler temperatures in the northwest. Another largely dry night is expected, with clear spells and just isolated showers, mainly in the west and north. There will be light to moderate westerly breezes, and overnight temperatures will range from 8 to 11 degrees.
In summary, parts of Ireland can expect heavy rain and the risk of localised flooding, while the rest of the country will experience sunny spells and scattered showers. Temperatures will range from 17 to 20 degrees during the day, with overnight temperatures ranging from 8 to 12 degrees. Winds will be mostly light to moderate, with southerly winds freshening near southern coasts at times.