Met Eireann has a Status Yellow weather warning in place for the country, and a wind warning for some costal counties.
Its wind warning is for Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry and it says that Southeast winds of 45-60 km/hare to be expected with gusts of 80-95 km/h for a time today (Monday).
Today (Monday) will be wet and windy with bands of rain extending eastwards to most areas this morning.
The rain will be heaviest in the west. It will gradually clear eastwards through the late afternoon and evening. South to southeast winds will be strong and gusty, especially in coastal areas. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees.
Tonight’s weather will be mainly dry, according to Met Eireann and it will be windy for a time in along west coast and northwest coasts with strong, gusty southwest winds. Later in the night, winds will light and back southerly. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees with ground frost in places.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) will start off bright and mainly dry. It will become very windy in the afternoon with strong to gale force southerly winds, which will be strongest near west and northwest coasts. Rain will spread eastwards through the afternoon and evening.
The outlook is for Tuesday night to continue with wind and rain, with heavy falls in western and southern counties and strong southerly winds continuing.
On Wednesday the weather will see widespread and locally heavy rain for most of the day, with the heaviest falls over the southern half of the country with flooding possible near rivers and coasts.