Updated: Met Éireann downgrades weather warning for Cork 

Cork had been placed on an orange rainfall warning. 
Updated: Met Éireann downgrades weather warning for Cork 

Cork has been placed on an Orange Rainfall Warning with persistent rainfall and isolated thunderstorms forecasted to cause disruption and localised flooding until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Met Éireann has downgraded its rainfall warning for Cork.

Cork had been placed on an orange rainfall warning with persistent rainfall and isolated thunderstorms forecasted.

People were advised to take care, especially on the roads, which will see a lot of surface water.

Met Éireann subsequently replaced the orange warning with a yellow warning. 

In its latest update, Cork was no longer subject to a weather warning for the evening. 

Earlier today Cork County Council said their Severe Weather Assessment Team was continuing to monitor the situation and they had deployed crews on standby.

The Council asked road users to exercise extreme caution saying that driving conditions may be hazardous with surface flooding possible or fallen trees and branches.

Motorists were advised to avoid driving through flowing or standing water and to exercise caution during heavy rain. 

Motorists were also asked to be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians.

Issues such as fallen trees, flooding, and road damage should be reported to the council’s emergency out-of-hours number at 021-4800048 or your local Council Office during working hours, details of which can be found by visiting www.corkcoco.ie.

Cork County Council said they would continue to monitor this situation.

The inclement weather conditions caused a delay to the two premier senior hurling championship games this afternoon at Páirc Uí Chaoimh which passed a late pitch inspection.

St Finbarr’s quarter-final tie against Douglas had a 3pm throw-in instead of a 2pm start, while the Imokilly versus Blackrock game has been pushed back to a 5pm start.

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