Cork City Council is warning of a slight flood risk this evening in low-lying areas of Cork City due to high tides and weather conditions.
The City Council’s Flood Assessment Team (FAT) met again today to review the latest meteorological information and will continue to monitor the situation.
Motorists and cyclists are advised to take particular care when travelling between 5pm and 6.15pm as high tide is at 5.25pm.
⚠️Slight Flood Risk in Cork City Centre this evening at high tide (5.25pm)— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) November 8, 2022
🚦Motorists and cyclists - please #TakeCare when travelling from 5-6.15pm this evening
🚗Our crews will be on Lavitt's Quay, South Terrace/Union Quay & Wandesford Quay in case of traffic disruption pic.twitter.com/T61KM7zCy8
The local authority has advised that crews will be on standby on Lavitts Quay, South Terrace/Union Quay and on Wandesford Quay in case of any traffic disruption.
Cork is expected to get some reprieve from the relentless rainfall of recent days, according to the latest forecast from Met Éireann, but the national forecaster has advised that scattered showers could turn heavy or thundery at times.
Met Éireann has forecast a “bright and fresh day” today across Munster “with sunny spells and scattered heavy or thundery showers”.
Highest temperatures today will be between 11 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty southwest to west winds.
The city council’s director of operations, David Joyce toldthat there was only slight flooding in areas of the city this morning.
Mr Joyce said the City Council's Flood Assessment Team would be meeting at 1pm to review the latest meteorological information and assess the situation ahead of high tide this evening.
Yesterday, the public had been advised to expect “widespread flooding” across low-lying quay areas throughout the city.
Fortunately, by about 6pm yesterday evening flood water had “significantly receded” in the “vast majority of locations” hit by flooding.
According to the latest forecast for Munster, clear spells and showers will continue tonight with a few turning heavy.
Temperatures will dip to lows of around six to eight degrees.
There will be a bright start to tomorrow but it will turn cloudier in the afternoon with patchy rain and drizzle developing.
Temperatures will reach highs of about 12 to 14 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.