It’s been a night of wild weather.
And with a Status Yellow weather warning in place until later today, motorists have been advised to avoid Cork city centre before 10am this morning after heavy rain raised the risk of flooding on the quays.
Cork City Fire Brigade and Cork City Council warned that the flood risk has increased since yesterday due to stronger southeasterly winds.
“High tide is at 08.35,” the Cork City Fire Brigade tweeted this morning. “Our crews are ready to respond.”
Water is pouring down Oliver Plunkett St at 8.48am this morn.
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) October 20, 2020
Fungie gonna be hitting cork this morn at this rate 😢 pic.twitter.com/uthqOc18xe
— Stevie G (@StevieGrainger) October 20, 2020
According to Met Éireann, today will be a wet and windy day with strong and gusty southerly winds “strongest through the morning in coastal counties”.
“Showers or longer spells of rain will spread across the province in the early morning bringing heavy thundery downpours and a continued risk of localised flooding. Showers will become more isolated and winds will gradually ease through the afternoon and evening hours.”
— Random Cork Stuff (@RandomCorkStuff) October 20, 2020
Highest temperatures will range from 12 to 14 degrees.