01/08/2013

European Storm Forecasters Warn Of Tornadoes Hitting Ireland

Tornadoes could hit Ireland on Friday, according to European storm forecasters RTÉ have reported.

Heavy rain, severe winds, tornadoes and a possible large hail event are all forecast for Ireland by the European Storm Forecast Experiment, aka ESTOFEX.

The group, which issues daily storm forecasts across Europe, rate the possible threat as 'level 1', which relates to a 5-15 percent chance of a sever storm within a 40km radius of Ireland.

A 'yellow' alert for heavy rain with a risk of thunder and localised flooding has been issued by Met Éireann.

(MH/CD)

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