Status Yellow rainfall warning is now in place for the entire country until 5am tomorrow morning (Friday).

Mét Éireann says heavy squally downpours and thunderstorms will bring a risk of spot flooding at times today and tonight.

Meanwhile, a new Status Yellow wind warning has also been issued for eight counties including Louth, Meath, Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

It will come into effect from 5pm this evening (Thursday) until 5am tomorrow morning (Friday).

The forecaster is predicting very strong south to southeast winds later today with the a continued risk of coastal flooding.