Tidal flood warning for Cork city for the next three days

Tidal flood warning for Cork city for the next three days
Fr Mathew Quay is one of the lowest-lying parts of Cork city was is regularly impacted by tidal flooding. Pic; Larry Cummins

A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Cork today along with a risk of tidal flooding in Cork city.

Met Éireann forecasters say between 30mm and 40mm of rain may fall from 2pm this afternoon across the counties of Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford which could result in spot flooding.

Cork City Council is also warning that a period of high astronomical Spring tides today, tomorrow and Monday could result in flooding on Morrison's Island, South Terrace, Wandesford Quay and Lavitt's Quay.

High tides in Cork city occurr at 18:09 today, at 06:31 and 18:55 on Sunday and 07:15 and 19:37 on Monday.

There are plans underway to upgrade Morrison's Island's footpaths and roads while upgrading the quay walls to offer protection from the regular floods.

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