Two Status Yellow wind and rain warnings are coming into effect for most parts of the country later this morning.
A rain warning is in place from 10am for 13 counties along the East and South from Dublin to Kerry with up to 40 millimetres forecast to fall.
The counties affected are Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway, Mayo, Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford.
There is a wind warning coming in at 11am for Leinster, Munster, Connacht, Cavan , Monaghan and Donegal.
Met Eireann are forecasting gusts of 90 to 110km/h, but say these will be even stronger on exposed coastal areas and on higher ground.
Wet and windy today, with heavy rain and strong and gusty southeast winds spreading from the west, reaching gale or strong gale force along exposed coasts. Highs of 9 to 13 degrees. pic.twitter.com/fTMJXKGaty
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 9, 2018