The Met Éireann has issued a Yellow Status rainy and windy weather warning for 10 counties.
The UK warning, which covers Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo counties, is in effect at 4 a.m. Tuesday and is in effect until 3 p.m.
A separate Rain and Wind Weather Warning, which begins at 10 p.m. on Tuesday and is in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday, has also been issued nationwide.
Forecasters are forecasting near gusty winds and gusty southeast to southerly winds Tuesday morning and afternoon.
These winds will be accompanied by heavy rain and showers throughout the afternoon, with hazardous driving conditions and possible local flooding.
Meanwhile, tonight will be windy but mostly dry initially, with clear clouds and lows between 0°C and 3°C, with frost in places.
In southern areas, it will be milder with patchy light rain and drizzle pushing north.
New to strong south-easterly winds and gusts will develop, increasing near-southwest gusts.
In the morning, a band of heavy rain will move in from the southwest and extend over much of Munster into the morning.
It’s going to be a wet and windy start to Tuesday with gusts approaching and gusts southeast to south.
On Tuesday morning, rain in the southwest will be in a northeasterly direction with some downpours especially in the southern and Connacht areas with the possibility of localized flooding.
A chance of showers, possibly thunderstorms and hail, from the southwest in the late morning, extending to the northeast into the afternoon and evening.
Highest temperatures on Tuesday will range between 6°C and 10°C with mild to clear winds in the afternoon.
Tuesday night will turn wet and windy through the night as a swath of rain continues to push southwestward, extending across the country through the night.
Rain will be heaviest with potential for flooding in the western half of the country, where it could turn east for a while, especially over high ground.
The southeast wind will increase from clear to strong and gusty with lows between 0C and 4C, but turn softer with rain.
Wednesday will be wet and windy at first with new to strong southerly winds and strong gusts and widespread rain, with more local flooding likely.
There will be some sleet, especially before the drier, brighter and colder conditions, along with moderate northwesterly winds.
They will move into the west and southwest in the morning, extending eastward as rain melts into the Irish Sea in the early evening with temperatures peaking throughout the afternoon between 5°C and 9°C.
Wednesday night will be dry and begin to clear skies, but clouds will form in the west overnight.
Predominantly mild westerly winds will return to the south and increase from moderate to clear in the morning. It will be cold with lows of -3C to +1C generally with frost.
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