Many people were rumbled from their sleep last night as thunder and lightning hit the southern areas of the country.
The humid weather resulted in thousands of lightning strikes throughout the night, with thundery downpours affecting counties in Munster and Leinster.
Here's the latest rainfall radar and lightning data to 4:20am (3:20 GMT).
Lightning is displayed as yellow and red crosses.May 27, 2018
The ESB is reporting this morning that a number of areas are experiencing power outages as a result of the lightning.
People were sharing their pictures and videos on social media last night and caught some great shots as the lighting streaked across the sky.
Lightning storm over #Cork Harbour 27/5/18
8" F2.9 ISO 100 pic.twitter.com/FNUcRN6Edo— Rob (@TheYunners) May 27, 2018
Oh there's some light show going on only going mad can't see it properly. ...Oh to be in my parents kitchen looking south with nothing blocking the view 😥😥2 but at least I got this one pic.twitter.com/yenfqwmeJe— Paul O' Donovan (@Paulod372) May 27, 2018
Mad thunder and lightning right now ⚡ 🌩 pic.twitter.com/ksukHiWgzU— Beasts Of No Nation (@supernova4ever1) May 27, 2018
I’ve never seen lightning like this in my entire life and I’m loving it pic.twitter.com/5vt3USnADn— Rebecca Magill (@hessooriginal) May 26, 2018
cork lightning pic.twitter.com/wHmt38lWl9— dunn (@britpopkid) May 27, 2018
Incredible #Thunderstorms and #lightning rolling into The Old Head Of #Kinsale , #Broadstrand , #Courtmacsherry Bay and #SevenHeads Bay ... 🎥 on 27/05/2018 at 12.55am... @JoannaDonnellyL @kcshowcork @DiscoverIreland @EoinBearla #WildAtlanticWay 😱👀😲⚡️⛈🌊👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/pAXas3VEDy— Alan McCarthy 🇮🇪 (@AlanMcC82) May 27, 2018
In the UK, there were also reports of intense storms and 15,000 to 20,000 lightning strikes.
As a result, a number of flights have been cancelled at Stansted airport, with passengers advised to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.
Met Éireann is forecasting more warm, humid weather with some thundery downpours today and temperatures could hit 20 to 23 C.
A Status Yellow rainfall warning for Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath, Meath, Galway and Roscommon is die to end at 12pm this afternoon.
- Digital Desk