Met Éireann has said gusts of up to 110km/h are likely as it issues a Status Yellow wind warning for four counties.

The warning for Clare, Cork, Kerry and Galway came into effect at 1pm and will be in operation until 9pm.

It said very strong and gusty west to southwest winds are forecast, strongest in exposed areas.

There is also the potential for "localised spray and wave overtopping along Atlantic coasts".

For the rest of the country, persistent or heavy rain in Ulster and north Leinster will gradually clear to the northeast and there will be some sunny spells and occasional heavy showers, with hail and isolated thunderstorms possible.

Meanwhile, a Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford for 5am to 11am tomorrow.

Again, Met Éireann warned of very strong and gusty south to southwest winds with the potential for wave overtopping.

Cork City Council is warning of the possibility of localised flooding in low lying areas of the city tomorrow due to high astronomical Spring tides.

High tide times are at 5.15am and 5.36pm.

Areas such as Morrison's Quay, Fr Mathew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Frenche's Quay, Proby's Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt's Quay, Kyrl's Quay and potentially South Terrce, Ruthland Street, Sawmill Street and South Mall are vulnerable.

Motorists and other road users are asked to take care in and around the high tide times.

The UK Met Office has also issued a yellow wind warning for the six counties of Northern Ireland from 8am tomorrow to 2pm.

Strong winds may lead to transport disruption tomorrow, the Met Office said.