Weather conditions are expected to take a turn for the worst this afternoon with heavy rain and strong winds expected.
Met Eireann has issued a warning as hurricane-like weather is expected to hit with the south of the country set to be the worst affected.
It is believed conditions may be as bad as those experienced during the infamous "Hurricane Charley" of 1986.
Gerald Fleming of Met Eireann has said there is potential for conditions to become dangerous.
Mr Fleming said: "Even though there will be heavy rain and heavy winds, none of them will be exceptional in themselves.
"But it is the combination, particularly this afternoon, with the strong winds onshore along the south coast with big waves and possibly some heavy rain making for unpleasant conditions and possibly some dangerous conditions too for those down near the beach."