The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo, which devastated Bermuda, are expected to batter Ireland on Monday and Tuesday this week.

The hurricane will blow across the Atlantic after missing the East Coast of America.

Met Eireann forecaster Vincent O’Shea said: “Tonight (Monday) all areas will be effected, everywhere will be hit by rain and it will be worst in the west and northwest.

“We’re expecting 20 millimeters (0.8") of rain to fall in most places over the next couple of days, there will possibly be flooding in some parts too.”

He said Marine areas will be rocked by strong winds.

Mr O’Shea explained: “It will be gale force eight at seas. There will be strong, gusty winds over land but it should be down to 60 kilometers per hour (38MPH) at the most.”

He added that this will continue into tomorrow (Tue).

The forecaster said: “It will be a showery day on Tuesday, again the west and northwest will bear the brunt of it but everywhere will have some downpours.”

Hurricane Gonzalo will hit Ireland tonight, but O’Shea said thankfully much of its strength will be gone by the time it makes landfall.

He said: “The hurricane is coming over the Atlantic, but it should blow itself out considerably by the time it reaches here, it will probably be downgraded to a sharp trot by that stage.”

In good news, there will be some let up from the middle of the week.

Here's raw footage taken in Bermuda: