A status yellow wind warning is in place for the whole country.
Winds of up to 110km per hour are expected up until 6 o’clock this evening.
In the South-West winds will be stronger at up to 130km per hour, with an orange warning currently in place for Cork, Kerry and Waterford.
An orange wind warning for Wexford, Galway and Clare will take effect from 9am.
As a result a number of flights are either cancelled or delayed at Dublin and Cork over the course of the day.
The Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy says people need to exercise caution while the stormy weather continues:
“And we have seen before that orange weather conditions – some conditions can be very serious and can be very dangerous and can pose a threat to life…but people need to make that judgement themselves. We are going to see heavy rainfall and strong winds and that period of unsettled weather will continue over the coming days.”