Drivers warned to take care on rain-drenched roads
A yellow weather warning remains in place this morning, as overnight thundery rain in the south pushes northwards this morning.
Thundery rain pushing N causing treacherous conditions.Though the day will improve still some heavy showers later.Warm & close.Highs 19-23C— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 18, 2014
There is a risk of local flooding and hail in some parts, with Munster and Leinster seeing the heaviest of the rain.
Here's where the rain is at the minute. It's moving north: pic.twitter.com/duphJhkwYs— Barra Best (@barrabest) July 18, 2014
Driving conditions are treacherous in the areas affected.
Very wet road conditions in Carlow Town, Kilkenny City, Portlaoise, Mullingar & Naas. http://t.co/qvBPcggRh8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) July 18, 2014
It's like a winters morning leaving Dundrum. pic.twitter.com/VdrmJxOSI0— Eimear McCormack (@EimearMcCormack) July 18, 2014
The ESB has reported a number of power outages this morning in Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford.
The ESB says they are aware of several lightning-related faults, and are working to fix them.