Three store cattle, seven calves and a bullock were killed on Saturday after they were struck by lightning.

In north Westmeath, the three store cattle were killed after potentially being struck by lightning, with Ciaran Lynch tweeting that he saw the incident take place.

“A white flame fire. It lifted the cattle clean off the ground and they were probably stone dead before landing,” he said.

In Tullow, Co Carlow, seven calves were struck by lightning on Saturday. It is understood the incident happened near Mount Wolseley.

A bullock was also struck and killed by lightning in Coolkenna, Co Wicklow on Saturday.

A status yellow thunderstorm warning was in place for Leinster, Munster and Connacht for Saturday afternoon and evening.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow thunderstorm warning for Sunday for every county in the Republic of Ireland except for Donegal, Dublin and Wicklow.