Dennis is getting a bit annoying at this stage, isn't he?
Ireland continues to feel the effects of Storm Dennis and on Sunday afternoon, hailstones were added to the heavy rain and strong winds that have been affecting parts of the country since Saturday morning.
Met Eireann's forecast suggests that more hail is expected throughout the late afternoon and evening, with stormy conditions predicted to continue until Monday morning.
Those who experienced the hail around the country simply couldn't get over the size of the hailstones.
Hail shower in Kilkenny just now. Marble sized hail over 15mm thick. pic.twitter.com/8WqPJuDnnF
— Kilkenny Weather (@kilkennyweather) February 16, 2020
Huge hail shower just hit Kilkenny and look at the size of those hail stones! Photo by Peter Scroope in Kilkenny. pic.twitter.com/b8aHBxSYZ8
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) February 16, 2020
Thunder and hail storm in Cork now. Hailstones the size of marbles hopping down.
— Donal O'Keeffe (@Donal_OKeeffe) February 16, 2020
The hailstones at Fatima Luas stop we’re something else 😨 pic.twitter.com/ryEGnWIGl6
— Gráinne Blumenthal (@ThatOneWhoSings) February 16, 2020
omg those hailstones are VIOLENT
— sarah (@SarahFlann) February 16, 2020
— Natalie B (@Bubbleynat) February 16, 2020
— aviation.cork (@geek_insta) February 16, 2020
— Alan Slattery (@AlanSla) February 16, 2020
Decent size hailstones falling in Ballincollig. pic.twitter.com/tcR2ESpP2X
— Darren Burnett (@DBurnettTech) February 16, 2020
The size of these hailstone! pic.twitter.com/IbRCA9OUFn
— Shaun O Connor (@shaunoconnor1) February 16, 2020
— Mark Kenny (@bob_jesus) February 16, 2020
A Status Orange wind warning is in place for nine counties - Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick - until 10pm on Sunday night while the rest of the country falls under a Status Yellow wind warning until 11pm.
The national forecast for Sunday night reads: "Continuing windy or stormy early tonight, especially in the west and north, with strong to gale force and gusty southwest winds. Later in the night winds will ease somewhat, but will continue fresh and gusty. Scattered heavy showers of rain and hail will continue with an ongoing risk of thunder. Cold, with lowest temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees, with a touch of frost possible later."