Heavy rain and thunderstorms bring flooding with more to come

Parts of the center and east experienced heavy rain as thunderstorms swept the country this afternoon.

More than 18.4 mm of rain fell in one hour at Mullingar weather station followed by 16.5 mm in the next hour.

The low pressure causing bad weather is circulating across Ireland and will feed into more severe thunderstorms. There have been reports of surface waters on roads in north Dublin including the M1 and flooding in Skerries and Swords.

There is another yellow thunderstorm warning for 24 hours on Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday.

Thunderstorm activity with a risk of hail, along with longer periods of rain over Kerry, Limerick, Clear and Tipperary, will create localized flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

The weather will continue to be stormy all night with heavy rains in the northern parts of the country. The forecaster said Münster and South Leinster would see a drier night in the rest of the country.

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