Many roads are impassable this morning after torrential rain last night and two weather warnings remain in place.
Motorists are being advised to take extra care as many roads are closed in parts of Dublin, Meath, Louth and Kildare due to flooding, and there is widespread surface water on routes.
TIPPERARY The M8 Dublin/ Cork Rd is closed both ways between J6 Thurles & J9 Cashel South due to flooding http://t.co/LrCOW3s3Vu— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) November 14, 2014
Traffic - Louth - The slip road at J18 Dundalk North is closed due to flooding at Majors Hallow— LMFM RADIO (@LMFMRADIO) November 14, 2014
Schools in Enniscorthy in Co Wexford are being advised to remain closed today.
Quays on both sides of the River Slaney are flooded, preventing access to school buses.
WEXFORD: In Enniscorthy, Temple Shannon Quay, Abbey Quay Promenade & Edermine Bridge closed due to flooding. pic.twitter.com/sDrSiilhGM— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) November 14, 2014
Flooding has been reported in Ballymun, Clonshaugh, Sandymount and Blake's Cross in Rush.
Dublin Fire Brigade says up to two feet of water has flooded houses in Nutgrove Avenue in Dublin, and the road is blocked near the Grange Road junction.
LOUTH On the M1 Belfast/ Dublin Rd, the southbound off ramp at J18 Carlingford is impassable due to flooding http://t.co/LrCOW3s3Vu— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) November 14, 2014
Nutgrove Ave is totally impassible near Grange rd jct due to flooding, houses sustaining water damage, we have FFs on scene assisting— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) November 14, 2014
The weather has also affected train services, with Maynooth to Dublin trains not serving Drumcondra Station.
Luas Red Line services are running with delays this morning due to a technical fault on the line.
The average frequency is 7-8 minutes and Dublin Bus are accepting valid Luas tickets.
Update: Delays up to 10 minutes to trains to/from Greystones and to/from Drogheda/Dundalk due to flooding affecting signalling.— Iarnród Éireann #StayHomeSaveLives (@IrishRail) November 14, 2014
WATERFORD: N72 Fermoy/Dungarvan Rd closed between Cappoquin and Master McGrath Monument. Diversions in place. http://t.co/qvBPcgPvrc— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) November 14, 2014
Due to flooding affecting signalling, trains from Maynooth to Dublin not serving Drumcondra Stn. Outbound trains serve all stations.— Iarnród Éireann #StayHomeSaveLives (@IrishRail) November 14, 2014
Yellow and orange weather alerts will remain in place until midday today.
Traffic - Louth - Flooding at the train station in Dundalk & Ecco road remains closed— LMFM RADIO (@LMFMRADIO) November 14, 2014
"Basically, on top of all the rain that fell earlier, there's going to increase the risk of flooding in many parts of the country, as well as the heavy rain," said Gerry Murphy from Met Éireann.
"We are also going to see very strong winds developing, especially in parts of the south east, east and north of the country, with some severe gusts possible."
The heavy rain gradually clearing northwards later this morning.Winds will ease also.Sunny spells & showers following.Highs 10-13C— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 14, 2014
The heaviest rainfalls were recorded in Dublin, Cork and Roscommon.
“In total, between the heavy rain yesterday and today, and the rain overnight, there was between 30 and almost 60mm of rain in places,” he said.
“That’s a very significant amount of rainfall and has caused quite significant flooding in some parts of the country.”