A number of local roads have been closed in the midlands, south and west of the country after torrential rain throughout the day.

Motorists are advised that Westmeath County Council have closed the Clonown road out of Athlone after heavy flooding earlier, with diversions in place.

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow rainfall warning for counties Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary, with persistent rain forecast. The warning is in place until 2am tomorrow morning.

A weather advisory is also in place for the entire country until 6pm tomorrow, warning that spells of heavy rain will lead to surface and river flooding.

A series of powerful Atlantic weather systems, including Storm Aiden, are still battering Ireland with winds and rain.

Spells of heavy rain have to surface and river flooding in Cork and Kerry. 

Some coastal flooding is also expected due to the combination of low pressure, high tides and onshore winds.