A Status Orange warning remains in place as the rain continues to fall in much of the south this morning.
Met Éireann is warning of the potential for flooding in Cork and Waterford with up to 80mm of rain expected to fall between yesterday afternoon and this evening.
Both counties are under Status Orange warnings, while 11 others are under Status Yellow warnings.
The warnings are due to remain in place until 6pm this evening.
The forecaster is warning that the persistent and heavy rain could lead to “localised flooding, poor visibility and difficult travelling conditions”.
Rain will be heavy at times and causing localised flooding in parts of Munster🌧️⚠️
It will be drier in the west and northwest
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) September 15, 2023
There are “small spots of flooding” on approach to Cork city centre this morning; however, conditions appear to have eased overnight, with Gardaí at Anglesea Street confirming that there have been no reports of any incidents or major flooding so far.
Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team has crews on standby in several risk locations across the county clearing inlets and gullies.
The team will continue to monitor the situation and are due to meet at 9am.
The rain keeps coming for most but the Northwest and parts of the West escaping. Up to 11mm since midnight and over 20mm more to come in parts of the South. The rain will finally die out tonight with a much better day ahead for Saturday. pic.twitter.com/PlQvysSPMe
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) September 15, 2023
Meanwhile, in Waterford, conditions are reported to have eased from about 4am this morning.
Gardaí were not called to any incidents as a result of the rain, stating that many chose to stay indoors paying heed to the warning.
There are currently no reports of any unplanned power outages or water supply issues in either county however, if any customers are experiencing issues they are encouraged to contact the ESB or Uisce Eireann.
Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather said there will be no let-up throughout the day.
“Some of the weather models are showing up to 80mm of rain which, for context, would be the average monthly rainfall in many parts of the country,” he said.
Western and northern parts of Connacht and Ulster have largely escaped the downpour and remain dry this morning.
Reporting from Sheila Naughton in Cork.