There was extensive flooding last night following heavy rain in several parts of the country.

A Status Yellow rainfall warning was in place for counties Cavan, Donegal and Leitrim until around midnight.

In Co Cavan, heavy rain led to flooding in parts of Cavan town.

The N3 bypass was closed for a time between the Cootehill Road and the Dublin Road roundabout due to flooding.

Cavan County Council and the emergency services were at the scene. Flooding was also reported on the Dublin Road in Cavan and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

Meanwhile, gardaí in Letterkenny say there was flooding around the Lifford, Castlefin and Newtowncunningham areas of Co Donegal.

There were also reports of extensive floods and road closures in Sion Mills in Co Tyrone, but those roads have since re-opened.

Met Éireann has said many areas will be dry and bright this morning. However, it will become wet and windy as rain in the southwest gradually moves up over the country.