Heavy flooding on Athlone local roads on Thursday
The River Shannon in Limerick City. The Shannon has already burst its banks at some points
Woman stands on the pier at Howth Harbour, Dublin
Sand bags on the Clontarf Road, Dublin 3
WEATHER Storms 2...Heavy winds today heralded the expected arrival of torrential rain which was due to sweep across the country over the next two days As trees swayed in gusts of up to 50mph, the Highways Agency and motoring organisations warned drivers to take extra care. Forecasters warned of floods and plunging temperatures as a deep depression swept in from the south. A man struggles against the elements,Wednesday7th July 2004, as predicted gale force winds and rain batter the Kent coastline in Margate. See PA story WEATHER Storms:PA July Weather
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