September 25, 2020
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There’s a storm brewing: Wicklow set for more spectacular lightning as Yellow Warning issued

After one of the most spectacular electrical storms ever to hit parts of county Wicklow late on Saturday night through into Sunday morning, we are being warned of more of the same for most of this afternoon.

It may not be the end of it either, as weather models are predicting we could have more electric storms tomorrow and Thursday.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow – Thunder warning for Wicklow, Waterford, Tipperary and the rest of  Leinster with the worst to come this afternoon.

The national forecaster says: “Thunderstorms with hail expected again today mainly in parts of east Munster and Leinster giving severe downpours in places with some surface flooding.”

The warning is valid from 7am this morning until 9pm this evening.

Charts are showing the worst of the storm is expected to travel over county Wicklow between 2pm and 7pm today, there could be some localised outbreaks of thunder and lightning over south Wicklow later tonight.

But it may not be last of it either, early indications are predicting another strong possibility of thunder and lightning storms over the county tomorrow afternoon and again on Thursday afternoon, before the weather starts to settle again.

Once again, dog owners are being asked to make sure their pets are ok, as storms of this size can spook them.

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