A weather rainfall warning for two counties has been upgraded to Status Orange.
It has taken effect from 6pm this evening for Cork and Waterford and is valid until 6pm on Monday evening.
There will be flooding and hazardous driving conditions in many areas.
Rainfall Warning issued— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 13, 2019
Location: Cork and Waterford
Valid: Sat 6pm to Mon 6pm pic.twitter.com/z8uJ9FM1Kt
Heavy rain is expected through tonight into Sunday and will be followed by a second spell of heavy rain later on Sunday night and Monday will see large rainfall amounts.
Rainfall amounts will be highest along the south coast and in mountainous areas.
The earlier Status Yellow rainfall warning remains in place for Connacht, Kilkenny, Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.
It came into effect at 6pm and will also remain in place until 6pm on Monday evening.
Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning is still in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.
Winds of up to 100 kilometres an hour are expected along parts of the West coast until 3am on Sunday morning.
This evening, rain will gradually spread eastwards across much of Munster and Connacht. Leinster and Ulster will be dry with bright or sunny spells. It will be blustery or windy with fresh to strong southeast winds. pic.twitter.com/IcF7NTcQD4— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 13, 2019
Heavy rain and 100km/h winds as Status Yellow warnings in place for south and west
Winds of up to 100 kilometres an hour are expected along parts of the south and west coast until tomorrow evening.
A Status Yellow wind warning is currently in place for Kerry, Galway, Mayo and Donegal.
This warning is in place until 3am on Sunday morning.
A Status Yellow rain warning will come into effect at 6pm for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry.
This warning will remain in effect until 6pm on Sunday evening.
Cool and blustery today with highs of 8 to 11°C and the best of any brightness will be over the east of the country. Most places will be dry for the day but outbreaks of rain will gradually turn more persistent in places close to the Connacht and SW Munster coast. Gusty SE winds. pic.twitter.com/kMTidGOYx5— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) April 13, 2019
Forecaster with Met Éireann, John Eagleton, says conditions could be dangerous.
"It is more or less west Cork and Kerry, it may just creep up into south Galway and a bit to west Clare as well and that will basically be up to 6pm on Sunday evening
"It wouldn't be very safe now along those southern coasts, particularly in exposed places.
"It will be big seas coming in there with that south-easterly gale."