Motorists across the country are being urged to take extra care on the roads because of adverse weather conditions.

Heavy rain led to flooding in parts today, while there were reports of trees down as a result of windy conditions this evening.

AA Roadwatch said it was very windy in parts of the south and midlands, and there was surface water on roads in Cork after heavy rain.

Met Éireann issued a weather warning, saying the strongest winds would be along the south coast.

It said some spot or flash flooding was likely in any heavy downpours.

There is also a high risk of coastal flooding, especially on parts of the south and southeast coasts.

The Road Safety Authority issued a warning and urged motorists to slow down and increase braking distance.

The Irish Coast Guard also issued a warning and urged the public to stay away from exposed areas, such as cliffs, piers and harbours.