Six counties are now under weather warnings, with one taking effect immediately this morning.
Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary have a yellow status rain warning that started at 10 am and lasts until 2 pm.
The warning states: “Persistent rains today and tonight will give accumulations of 25 to 40 mm, with localized flooding. Higher totals in the mountainous regions and in the southwest”.
A second yellow status wind alert was issued for Wexford, Cork and Waterford.
The warning does not start until 2 pm this afternoon, but it also lasts until 2 am.
He says: “This afternoon, tonight and for a time tonight, the southwest winds will reach average speeds of 50 to 65 km / h with gusts up to 90 km / h, which are stronger in coastal areas.”
The rest of the country is free from any warnings, but bad conditions are expected.
A Met Eireann meteorologist said: “Spells of sunshine and sparse rains start this morning with rain spreading from the southwest and spreading out this afternoon.
“Strongest in Munster, with some occasional flooding here. Cool to strong southwest winds in the south, softening the light to moderate elsewhere. Higher temperatures of 10 to 15 degrees, cooler in the north and milder in the south.
“Rain outbreaks in all areas tonight, changing to heavy showers overnight. The winds will decrease mainly from moderate to cool southwest, but remain strong at times on the west and south coasts. Lower temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.”