Flooding looks inevitable.
Cork is one of several counties set to be battered by Storm Barra tomorrow, resulting in a Status Orange weather warning for the region.
Met Éireann issued the warning on Sunday afternoon, and it will come into effect at 6am on Tuesday, December 7th. The warning is expected to apply until at least 6am on Wednesday.
It reads: “On Tuesday and Tuesday night, due to Storm Barra, southerly winds, later becoming northwesterly, will reach mean speeds of 65 to 80 km/hr with severe or damaging gusts of up to 130 Km/ hr, possibly higher in coastal areas.
“Disruption to power and travel are likely. High waves, high tides, heavy rain and storm surge will lead to wave overtopping and a significant possibility of coastal flooding.” It is a developing situation, and further warnings could be issued the closer Barra gets to our shores.
Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Galway are all expected to be similarly affected by the storm. The rest of the country faces a Status Yellow weather warning due to the Atlantic depression.
Strikingly, there is also a Status Red marine warning off Cork’s western coast, which has been in effect since late yesterday evening. “South winds, veering west to northwest will reach violent storm force 11 during Tuesday on Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Slyne Head,” it reads.