A status orange thunderstorm warning has been extended until 10 o'clock tonight.
The alert for heavy downpours of rain and hail, now applies to Munster and counties Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Offaly, Kildare, Wicklow and Dublin.
Heavy downpours in Wexford this evening have been described as 'biblical' as flash flooding has caused the town of New Ross to stand still.
— Marie Doyle (@MariedoyleSF) August 15, 2022
Local councillor Michael Sheehan has said that emergency services are responding rapidly to the fast flooding.
People are being urged to avoid the area.
Road users are also being advised to avoid the Rose Kennedy Bridge with reports that the amount of surface water is causing dangerous and un-roadworthy conditions for vehicles.
Intense rain in New Ross now as thundery downpours hit with flash flooding. https://t.co/VESs7RnKU3
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) August 15, 2022
Wexford Bus has also announced they will be 'unable to serve' their regular stop on the quay for the remainder of the day.
Please note that due to flooding in New Ross we will be unable to serve our stop on the quay for remainder of today. Intending passengers are advised to board on footpath opposite the Brandon House Hotel.
— Wexford Bus (@Wexfordbus) August 15, 2022