Ireland is being warned to prepare for potentially very damaging wind gusts overnight as Storm Debi approaches.
Yellow wind warnings have already been issued from midnight tonight.
This will be upgraded to Status Orange for 16 counties from 2am Monday morning the counties included are – Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Galway.
Homes and businesses prone to flooding should be on alert once again today, with more heavy rainfall predicted.
Weather models show a risk of strong winds and very heavy downpours, with up to 40 millimetres expected in some places.
Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly says areas previously affected will be most at risk at that 2023 is on track to be the wettest on record.