The effects of Storm Callum are expected from 10 tonight - when the orange weather warning kicks in for counties Cork and Kerry.
"The public are asked to be careful on all roads due to surface water flooding and in coastal areas, especially at high tide".
Galway is one of thirteen coastal counties that have been issued with orange warnings ahead of Callum making landfall. Localised coastal/tidal flooding is probable on Friday along the south Wales coast and is also possible for west Wales, the Wye estuary, and some north-west and south-west coasts of England.
"An ORANGE level warning is issued by Met Éireann for wind speeds with the capacity to produce risky, stormy conditions which may constitute a risk to life and property".
"Control of a vehicle may be affected by strong cross winds".
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Ireland will bear the brunt of the storm, but gusts of 80mph are expected in parts of Scotland, with up to 10cm of rain falling.
Batten down the hatches, secure your trampolines and take care ont he roads- Meath is about to be hit by Storm Callum. The worst of the winds will impact on Friday morning rush hour, people will be travelling in Scotland for October holidays. However, it will stay stormy for a time on West and Northwest coasts with damaging gusts.
The Met Office said both Friday and Saturday are expected to be wet and windy days as Storm Callum moves in from the Atlantic.
The weather has already caused misery this week for Scots, with strong winds and rain causing disruption to the transport network. Rain will clear to showers in Northern parts but further heavy rain is likely to spread into Southern and Eastern areas with the ongoing flooding risk.
A combination of winds up to 60 miles per hour and heavy rainfall are set to make driving conditions hazardous - including along the coast at times of high tides. "Elsewhere, however, the winds should remain below warning thresholds".