Localised flooding hits many areas
Flooding has been reported in several parts of the country after overnight heavy rain and gale force winds.
3.55pm: AA Roadwatch says patches of heavy rain are moving through parts of southwest Munster and Connaught also east and north Leinster. It is expected to be windy in many areas with onshore winds reaching gale force in the south and east at times which may cause some coastal flooding.
1.13pm: Rain in the northwest will soon clear, with good sunny spells for a time this afternoon over Ulster and Connacht, Met Éireann have said. Showery conditions over much of Munster and Leinster will gradually become more widespread in the afternoon.
Many of the showers will be heavy and locally thundery, though some areas will stay dry. It will be windy in many areas also, with onshore winds reaching gale force in the south and east at times which may cause some coastal flooding.
12.57pm: Irish Rail has advised there are no services at between Waterford and Kilkenny due to flooding. It said via Twitter that bus transfers remain in place between both. Services are operating between Kilkenny and Dublin Heuston only and a bus transfer is in place between Kilkenny and Waterford, AA Roadwatch stated.
12.21pm: Floodwater has started to recede in New Ross, Co Wexford, reports AA Roadwatch. Traffic has been reduced to one lane on O’Hanrahan Bridge so motorists are now getting by slowly. Mullinavat Road (R704) is now passable with care at Rosbercon.
10.56am: Road conditions have vastly improved following earlier flooding, reports AA Roadwatch. Care is still needed in some areas. High tide is expected again after 1pm in the south and east so motorists are urged to be cautious.
Wexford: O’Hanrahan Bridge in New Ross remains impassable, as the river burst it's bank earlier. There is also flooding on the Mullinavat Road (R704) at Rosbercon. Some vehicles are getting by on this route with care. However, gardaí are advising motorists to avoid it.
Cork city: Flooding has subsided in Cork city, and Morrisons Island, Lavitts Quay, Union Quay, George's Quay and Father Matthew Quay are passable again. The road from Copley Street onto South Terrace is passable again.
Water has receded in Youghal and is no longer coming over the Quay Wall. There are no further reports of excess surface water on the Timoleague/Courtmacsherry Road (R601).
Flooding has subsided in Kinsale and there are no further problems on the Pier Road near the Lwr O'Connell Street junction or at Dunderrow.
09.34am: Flooding has subsided at Beresford Place in Dublin city centre, says AA Roadwatch. There is excess surface water on several routes in Clondalkin but no roads are impassable. Outbound on the Long Mile Road excess surface water has subsided at the Slievebloom Park and after Drimnagh.
Flooding is reported on the Kylemore Road at the Ballyfermot Road Junction. Reports of flooding on Knockmaroon Hill. Reports of flooding on the Willbrook Road at the Whitechurch Road Junction.