Flooding threat as rain arrives
IRELAND is set for a soaking this week, with severe rain and the threat of flooding.
Rainfall will spread north to all areas early today and will be heavy in places.
Met Eireann forecasters said today poses the greatest risk of flooding, as the AA urged drivers to be cautious if heavy rain fall.s
"There's a possibility of thunder as there will be various bands of rain throughout the country," said Joan Blackburn.
Temperatures will range from 14C to 15C in northern counties, and 18C to 19C in the south.
More rain will sweep across the country overnight with yet further heavy falls.
Tuesday will start off cloudy with rain, but sunny spells will develop throughout the day.
The north and east will be mostly dry on Wednesday, with cloudier conditions in the west and south west.
The wet weather will start to clear away on Thursday, but showers will develop in the afternoon.