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Met Éireann issue high temperatures and thunderstorm warning

DUBLIN: Met Éireann has issued a high temperature warning for all of Leinster and a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for 10 counties. While it will not be as hot as yesterday, the forecasters have predicted the temperatures could reach as high as 28 degrees. The highest temperatures are expected in the eastern half of the country.

Thunderstorm warnings are in place for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Tipperary, Waterford, Cavan, Donegal and Leitrim until 9pm today. There is also potential for heavy rainfall and some flooding in these areas. Other areas are likely to be cooler and fresher with highs of 16 to 22 degrees.

Tonight will be much cooler than last night, with 11 to 14 degrees in a light northwest breeze. Wednesday is expected to be cooler again with temperatures reaching around 21 degrees. Yesterday, Ireland recorded its hottest temperature in over a century at 33C in the Phoenix Park.

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