Met Éireann has issued an Orange Warning for Thunderstorms affecting Kildare and the eastern half of the country this morning with heavy downpours, the risk of hail and gusty winds.
Loud "thunderclaps’ or "peal of thunder" could be heard across Kikdare from 7am this morning.
Temporary surface flooding is possible for a time, combined with the risk of hail will lead to hazardous driving conditions in some areas.
The Warning is valid until 12 noon today.
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