Cork suffers flooding woes as banks burst at high tide

Cork city has experienced some spot flooding following extensive rain last night.

The banks of the river Lee burst at high tide this morning around 9.04am.

There has also been some reports of flooding in County Cork, including Midleton and the Carrigaline to Crosshaven road.

Earlier: National status yellow warning from Met Eireann continues this morning with the threat of flooding looming over Cork city.

Cork City Council has issued a tidal flood alert for 9.04am this morning.

“A tidal surge, southerly winds and a low-pressure area in combination with Spring Tide may give rise to tidal flooding tomorrow,” Cork Council said.

“Prior to and after this tide at 09:04 am, there is a danger of tidal flooding in the City.

It is expected that the main impact will be on traffic.

Across the country wind and rain are prominent features with strong southerly winds brushing in this evening.

Tonight the rain is thought to clear although showers will continue in the west and north.

The bad weather is to continue into Friday with showers in the west although there will be some sunny spells.

Friday evening is expected to consist of heavy rain and possible wintry conditions on high ground.

More in this Section

ESB restore power to most homes after Storm Deirdre

Man released without charge following fatal Cork collision

Poll shows fall in popularity for Taoiseach and Fine Gael

No Lotto winner - jackpot heads for €3m


Lindsay Woods: At a time of year when the pace is frenzied and days are full of school plays and deadlines, the chance to break from routine is a welcome one

On the red carpet: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and Cheryl

Raise a glass to Christmas festivities

The best festive desserts to try out this Christmas

More From The Irish Examiner