Reports of tornado in Co Donegal

Tuesday 12 June 2012 13.02
Sliabh Sneacht in Buncrana at 11.30am (Pic: Niamh O'Raw)
Sliabh Sneacht in Buncrana at 11.30am (Pic: Niamh O'Raw)

Met Éireann has been contacted by three people in relation to unconfirmed reports of a tornado in Donegal.

The event was reported to have happened over Sliabh Sneacht in Buncrana at 11.30am.

Met Éireann confirmed that there are heavy and intense thundery showers in the area, and that localised, heavy echoes are showing up on the radar.

It said that tornadoes are possible in these conditions and that it would not be unlikely for there to be more such incidents in the next 24 to 48 hours.