A Midlands Weather Forecaster has said the heavy rain is leading to bad driving conditions across the region.

Two weather warning’s are in place across 12 counties with strong winds and heavy rain hitting the country.

The status yellow alerts cover parts of the midlands, east and north-west, and are in place throughout the day.

Cathal Nolan from Ireland’s Weather Channel has said the Shannonside Northern Sound region is going to see a lot of rain throughout the day.

Speaking to Shannonside Northern Sound News he says the heavy rain is leaving for difficult driving conditions across the region.