A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford for this morning, Monday December 19th.
The national forecaster says "South to southwest winds will reach mean speeds of 45 to 65km/hr with gusts of up to 110km/hr."
The wind warning began at 8 am and will remain in place until 12pm today.
Higher temperatures have accompanied the wind and rain, bringing an end to over a week of freezing conditions.
Maximum temperatures for the coming week are due to be in the region of 8 to 14 degrees.
Meanwhile, Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Galway and Mayo were placed under a yellow warning for rain overnight, lasting until 12.30pm on Monday.
Met Éireann warned of heavy rain which could lead to spot flooding in parts, with the highest volumes likely to fall in coastal and mountainous areas.
Windy with fresh to strong & gusty south to southwest winds🌬️
Showery outbreaks of rain with possible spot flooding for southern & western counties🌦️⚠️
Cooler, drier & brighter conditions will follow from the southwest with afternoon highs of 7 to 13 degrees, west to east⛅️🌡️ pic.twitter.com/PHVFRwNJvz
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) December 19, 2022