From the Boards weather forum ...
For the benefit of boards members in general, just wanted to alert readers in County Limerick and the northern half of County Cork that a cluster of severe thunderstorms has formed near the Kerry-Cork border and is moving northeast at about 20-30 mph towards a line from Limerick city to Mallow.
If you're in that region, we'd appreciate getting any reports and would advise to take cover if threatening weather approaches (from the southwest). We already have one report from Kerry talking about multiple lightning strikes.
Will continue to watch this and report on progress including any "all clear" if the storm dissipates.
Expect some torrential rain, frequent lightning and hail possibly of damaging size with this storm. There is always the slight risk of a tornado and the possibility of seeing a funnel cloud especially near the southern end of this cluster. At the moment it seems to be further north than the city of Cork but people around the south of Co. Cork should be on alert too.
(edit at 1:30 pm -- as the storm front has moved east the thread title has been changed to alert readers in Tipps, east Cork and north Waterford ... see the last post in the thread for updates)