Heavy downpours and unsettled conditions have forced the cancellation of a key ferry service and show no sign of easing.
The ferry service operated by Stena Line between Rosslare and Fishguard was cancelled today (August 18th) as a result of poor weather forecasts for the Irish Sea.
Northern Ireland has been particularly affected by the rain, with residents of areas in Belfast, County Down and County Armagh evacuated, according to the Telegraph.
"No system is equipped to deal with such intense rainfall," a spokesman for NI Water told the paper of the flooding.
It is thought that during one day, areas of Northern Ireland saw three-quarters of the normal rainfall for the entire month of August.
Some weather forecasters are pointing to signs that the weather will improve over the Bank Holiday weekend, with some areas of the UK seeing sunny and warm conditions.
Weatherman for the Times Paul Simons, however, warned that "the outlook is very uncertain and there's very little confidence in the medium-range forecasts at the moment".