Orange weather alert issued for Cork and Waterford

Yellow alert Met Éireann warns of significant rainfall and spot flooding in Limerick

Yellow alert Met Éireann warns of significant rainfall and spot flooding in Limerick

To kick things off, a Status Orange rainfall warning has been issued for Cork and Waterford and will remain in place for the next 48 hours.

Heavy rain tonight and tomorrow will result in large rainfall amounts, Met Éireann warns, with hazardous driving conditions expected and flooding possible.

Spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions are expected in many areas and motorists have been advised to be cautios in the unsafe conditions.

It says that rainfall amounts will be highest along the south coast and higher ground.

The two warnings come into effect at 7pm on Saturday and will stay in place until Monday evening at 6pm.

A separate yellow warning for rainfall is in place for counties Kilkenny, Clare, Kerry Limerick, Tipperary and Connacht, with further flooding and hazardous conditions expected.

And a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, and Kerry.

Tomorrow, there will be patchy rain or showers in parts, but conditions will be dry overall with the west of the country seeing the best of the brighter spells.

Heavy rain will continue over southern counties tomorrow with some flooding possible.

Temperatures will reach 10C in the afternoon in eastern areas and up to 15C in the west.

Tonight, rain will gradually become confined to eastern coastal areas and the strong winds will ease. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees.

Tomorrow night will be cold with some mist or patchy fog and frost possibly developing.

"For the rest of the coming week, apart from a few light showers, it looks like it will be mainly dry with sunny spells", the forecaster said on Sunday.

It is predicting that we'll get some very nice days with sun and temperatures of up to 20 degrees. Night-time temperatures will be around 5 to 8 degrees.