Worst Of Storm Ciarán To Pass By Ireland
Storm Ciarán will track eastwards off the southern coast later as rain and wind grip parts of Munster and Leinster.
A Status Yellow rain warning is in place for 24 hours from 7pm tonight for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork and Waterford.
A separate Status Yellow rain warning is also in place for Kerry until midday today, along with a wind warning for Clare, Kerry and Galway until 11am.
Met Éireann Meteorologist Mark Bowe said the rain will get heavier as the day goes on.
"It's a very dull, damp and wet day ahead," he said.
"We do have scattered blustery showers moving over the country at the moment and some of those showers will be heavy at times and squally too.
"We are expecting the arrival of Storm Ciarán later on this evening. It is going to track eastwards off the southern coasts of the country.
"So, later on this evening, cloud is going to build along southern counties - counties across Munster and south Leinster - and we will start to see outbreaks of rain.
"The rain will become heavy later on tonight as Storm Ciarán tracks even closer.
"All this rain, combined with already saturated grounds and high river levels in these counties may lead to some flooding.
"So, it's going to be a very wet day indeed, especially across those southern counties.
"By tomorrow morning, Storm Ciarán will move off towards the UK, but it will leave behind scattered blustery showers for the morning."