Met Éireann has issued a Yellow rainfall warning for Munster and parts of Leinster from the early hours of tomorrow until Friday.

It has warned that intense and potentially thundery downpours are expected from late tonight which may lead to localised flooding.

Given recent heavy rainfall following Storm Ellen and Storm Francis in the past week or so, the expected heavy rains will increase river levels and may result in river flooding also.

The rainfall warning is for Munster, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Offaly.

It will be in effect from 1am tomorrow until 1am on Friday.