Be careful out there.
After a night of howling winds across Cork, Met Éireann is forecasting more damaging gusts all day today.
A Status Yellow – Wind warning is in place for Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow as a spell of very strong and gusty southerly winds tracks eastwards on Monday, with gusts of up to 110 km/h possible.
The weather warning kicks in at 11am and remains in place until 9pm tonight.
Cork City Council has also advised that there will be a period of high tides today, with the highest predicted tide expected this evening, Monday, November 7th at 16:48.
It is likely that some roads and parking areas along low-lying quays in the City Centre will suffer localised flooding, including Lower Glanmire Road, Horgan’s Quay, 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.
Updated: Weather advisory for Ireland⚠️
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 7, 2022
“Members of the public are advised to take heed of any traffic restrictions/road closures put in place and plan journeys accordingly.” said a spokesperson.
Traffic restrictions are in place on Morrison’s Quay and this will be reviewed this afternoon. A limited supply of sandbags will be available at Tramore Valley Park from 10 am until 4pm.
“As forecasted weather and tidal conditions are variable at this time, Cork City Council is continuing to monitor the situation closely; please stay alert for further updates,” they added.