Motorists experience major delays in Dublin city centre as heavy rain moves across the country
Motorists are experiencing major disruption in Dublin's city centre this afternoon.
The traffic lights are out on O'Connell Bridge both on approach from the city's main thoroughfare and from North Quay, resulting in heavy traffic on the north quays.
AA Roadwatch are reporting the traffic lights to be out due to ongoing road works in the area.
Drivers and those on public transport are understood to be experiencing delays of up to 45 minutes on the north quay.
The traffic is also reported to be heavy inbound on St John's Road West by the Heuston Quarter.
Gardai are currently on traffic duty on O'Connell Bridge to ensure a steady flow of traffic in the area.
Meanwhile, Luas passengers are also experiencing delays due to an incident at Kylemore.
The Red Line is still operating but passengers are told to expect delays.
The Luas have apologised for any inconvenience.
Motorists have also been urged to take care travelling in wet conditions today.
With last week's heatwave a distant memory, it is expected that heavy rain and light wind along the east and northeast coast will gradually move across the country today.
Later in the day it should get brighter and drier with moderate temperatures of 14 to 19 degrees.
Overnight the lowest temperatures will range between 9 to 12 degrees with mostly clear spells.
Tomorrow will remain warm but cloudy, with sporadic outbreaks of rain through the day, some of which may get heavy along the eastern half of the country.
The west of the country can expect some bright spells with a few light isolated showers, highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees.