Cloudy today with heavy and persistent rain in many areas and the potential for flooding.
There is also a risk of some thunder.
Later in the day drier conditions will extend into the west and southwest but further spells of rain will continue elsewhere.
Highest temperatures 10 to 14 degrees.
Winds will be mostly light to moderate and variable in direction, but strong and gusty along south and southwest coasts.
Further outbreaks of rain tonight with some heavy falls at first, but the rain will become patchier overnight with drier weather for most areas by morning.
Mist and fog will form widely in near calm conditions.
Lowest temperatures of 3 to 7 degrees.
National weather warning
There is a status yellow warning for rainfall warning in Munster, Connacht, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Wexford, Offaly and Westmeath.
Heavy rainfall is expected with some heavy bursts occuring in short intervals of time.
There is also a potential for flooding.
The alert is in place until midnight.