A thunderstorm warning has been issued for Louth and Meath this afternoon.

The status yellow alert will remain in effect until 5pm this evening.

The warning is also valid for Carlow, Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Monaghan, Wexford and Wicklow.

Met Éireann says there will be some thunderstorm activity this afternoon along with lightning and heavy localised downpours.