Slow down today as Met Éireann issue weather warning for heavy rain and flash flooding

Irish Motorists have been warned to take extra care when driving with hazardous conditions being forecast throughout the country today. Met Éireann has issued a weather warning for heavy rain and flash flooding.

Particulaer caution should be taken in parts of Munster, Connacht and Leinster as Excess surface water is causing problems.

AA Roadwatch commented that drivers should use dipped headlights to improve visibility and only drive through water if they know it is not too deep for their car.

“If you have to drive through standing water, drive through the centre of the road as that is the highest point,” it added.

Driving Conditions are said to be very dangerous particularly on the M7 Dublin/Limerick Road, which was closed for a while northbound at J22 Roscrea.

In other parts of the country, extra care is advised on the M8 Cork/Dublin Road both ways between Fermoy South and Cashel North, in parts of Cork city, and on the N25 Cork/Waterford Road between Middleton and Carrigtwohill.

Other parts of the country affected include the Thurles/Nenagh Road and Thurles/Newport Road in Tipperary, the Birr/Roscrea Road, routes around Tullamore, in Navan and Carrick-on-Shannon.

Excess surface water is also a problem throughout Limerick city, AA Roadwatch added.