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Orange thunderstorm warning for Waterford

A status orange thunderstorm warning is currently in effect for County Waterford and will remain until 10pm.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are said to intensify throughout the afternoon. There is also a risk of flooding.

Drivers are being urged to take care on the roads as the heatwave experienced this week officially comes to an end.

The showers will die out leaving a mostly dry night with clear spells.

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Yesterday, temperatures rose to 30 degrees in what was one of Waterford's warmest days on record.

"As long as I'm recording data here in Waterford since 2010, I have never experienced such a prolonged spell of really, really hot temperatures," Michael Kelly of Waterford Weather said.

He also said that yesterday was the hottest day he ever recorded. He noted a temperature of 30.5 degrees in his station in the City.

Michael said that despite the weather warning, storms will be "hit and miss."

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