There has been flooding and power outages in parts of the country after Storm Francis hit overnight.
Hundreds of homes and businesses are without power this morning, including in counties such as Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick.
Flooding was reported in some areas overnight, including Bantry and Bandon in Co Cork.
Bantry Fire Brigade said flood water has since receded, with their crews helping shop owners clean up after the flooding overnight.
New st, main st, barrack st, the Square, all flooded #Bantry @CorkSafetyAlert @corkcountyfire pic.twitter.com/Kftm5Fw2Jh
— Bantry Fire Brigade (@BantryFire) August 24, 2020
A status orange rain warning remains in place across Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Waterford until 5pm, with up to 60 millimetres of rain possible in some areas
A lower-level status yellow rain alert remains in place for the rest of the country until this evening, while a separate status yellow wind warning is in effect for the south and east.
It comes only days after Storm Ellen hit parts of the country with strong winds.
Carlow Weather's Alan O'Reilly said having Storm Ellen and Storm Francis hit the country so close to each other in August wouldn't be common.
He explained: "It has happened, and it does happen from time to time - but to see two named storms so close to each other in August would be unusual.
"We're just seeing a wave of low pressure systems being carried across the Atlantic."
He said winds are set to increase today in the southern half of the country, with some very strong and damaging gusts possible.