50 mms of rain and storm-force winds on way after brief respite

50 mms of rain and storm-force winds on way after brief respite
Walking through the flood waters on Cork's South Mall today. Picture: Denis Scannell

It seems it's not safe to put the sand bags away just yet.

Met Eireann's Eoin Sherlock has said that up to 50 millimetres of rain will fall tomorrow and further stormy conditions will batter the country in the coming days.

"Another weather system is going to push into the south-west of the country on Tuesday afternoon," he said.

"That's going to bring a return to very wet and extremely windy conditions, with very heavy rainfall and very strong to near-gale force south to south-east winds.

"Again, we have all the ingredients here for the risk of coastal flooding. Primarily the south and the east coast will be at risk."

50 mms of rain and storm-force winds on way after brief respite

Inventive approach to weather-proofing in Cork today. Picture Larry Cummins

H/T The DailyEdge.ie

Meanwhile, businesses in Cork City are hitting out at the City Council for not doing more to prevent this morning's flooding.

John Minihan, owner of Minihan's Pharmacy in the city, had several feet of water in his store within seconds, and wondered why it didn’t drain away more quickly.

"I question our actual drainage system - have we a blockage somewhere?" he asked. "The water is just not going back quick enough."

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