Met Eireann monitors progress of ex-Hurricane in its path towards Ireland

Met Eireann is tracking the progress of Hurricane Ophelia closely.

The storm which will be an ex-hurricane by the time it is expected to hit Irish shores on Monday afternoon is currently west of the Canary Islands and south of the Azores.

A weather warning is in place for the whole weekend for heavy rain, wind and generally stormy weather as a result of the approaching storm.

People are urged to be aware of the approaching weather system when travelling over the weekend.

Forecaster Pat Clarke says while the worst of the weather is forecast for Monday night that could change: