A weather warning has been issued.
As the country awaits a decision on tighter Covid-19 restrictions, due later today, Met Éireann’s grim forecast is a good match for the national mood.
Forecasters issued a Status Yellow – Rainfall warning for Munster, Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal, promising “heavy rain at times Monday and Tuesday with a risk of flooding.”
Rainfall totals of around 30-50mm are expected, possibly higher in mountainous areas, and the warning is valid from now until 3pm on Tuesday, October 20th.
“Tomorrow, Tuesday will be a windy day with showery outbreaks of rain. Further heavy downpours are expected with isolated thunderstorms and a risk of localised flooding.”
Highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. Strong and gusty south or southwest winds, brings a risk of coastal flooding in some areas.
Flood warning for Cork
Cork City Council has also issued a warning regarding high astronomical spring tides in the city today and tomorrow.
“There is a risk that some roads and parking areas along low-lying quays in the city centre may suffer localised flooding during high tides; i.e. Morrison’s Quay, Fr Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Frenche’s Quay, Proby’s Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt’s Quay, Kyrl’s Quay and potentially reaching South Terrace, Rutland Street, Sawmill Street and South Mall.” said a City Council spokesperson.
“Traffic restrictions may be in place at these locations, during these times.”
High tide times of note are Monday at 8.13pm and Tuesday at 8.35am.