Met Eireann have issued a rainfall Warning for Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork and Waterford

Rainfall accumulations expected of between 25 and 40 mm, with local spot flooding between now and Saturday morning. Highest values likely to be near Southeast coast. The warning is valid from 9am today Friday to 9am tomorrow Saturday.

Forecasters say rain will continue to move southeastwards across the country during the morning and early afternoon and will be heavy in places.

Brighter weather, with just a few scattered showers, will follow across Connacht and much of Ulster. A few dry spells may develop in other parts also, but it will remain cloudy, with further outbreaks of rain at times in much of Munster, Leinster and east Ulster, and with a risk of localized flooding.

Highest temperatures 15 to 17 Celsius, with strong southerly winds in places at first veering southwesterly and decreasing mostly light to moderate.