Met Éireann has updated its earlier rainfall warning to include the counties of Galway, Mayo, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
A status yellow warning has been issued, as forecasts predict between 25 to 40 mm of rain in the 24 hour period from noon on Friday to noon on Saturday with flooding in places.
Heavy rain in the W & SW will gradually extend over Munster, Connacht and west Ulster. Spot flooding is likely, especially in parts of Kerry & Cork. Mainly dry in Leinster and much of Ulster. Max temps of 6 to 9°C with freshening S to SE winds.
Rain extending to all areas tonight pic.twitter.com/QAshOaB4UE
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 12, 2018
Higher amounts are possible on some mountains.
The warning is valid from today, Friday at 12pm to 12pm tomorrow, Saturday.
A yellow weather warning is in place for 25-40mm of rainfall for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow from 6pm this evening until 6pm tomorrow. Higher amounts are likely in the Wicklow Mountains. Watch out for flash flooding and the risk of aquaplanning. pic.twitter.com/XTUJp0Zte3
— RSA Ireland (@RSAIreland) January 12, 2018