Met Éireann issues fresh wind warning Cork and Kerry

The new weather warning comes into effect at 2pm and will end at 6pm this evening
Met Éireann issues fresh wind warning Cork and Kerry

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow wind warning for four counties this morning.

Met Éireann has issued a fresh status yellow wind warning for Cork and Kerry.

The new weather warning comes into effect at 2pm and will end at 6pm this evening. 

The forecaster is predicting "very strong and gusty southwest to west winds this afternoon" with wave overtopping possible.

A previous warning, which included Wexford and Waterford, ended at 11am.

Meanwhile, Cork City Council is predicting localised flooding during "a period of high astronomical Spring tides" later this evening.

The council said in a statement: "It is likely that some roads and parking areas along low-lying quays in the City Centre may suffer localised flooding during high tides."

Areas such as Morrison's Quay, Fr Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, French's Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt's Quay, Kyrl's Quay are all at risk.

The council also warned that flooding may potentially reach South Terrace, Rutland Street, Sawmill Street, and South Mall too.

The local authority has urged motorists in these areas to proceed with caution as they continue to monitor the situation closely.

High tide times of note are at 5.36pm.

According to Met Éireann it will be "very blustery today, especially along southern coastal counties."

They say the morning will be "largely cloudy with rain spreading eastwards across the country."

They are forecasting that the rain will clear to scattered showers around midday with bright spells developing; but also warns that some hail and thunder is also possible.

Highest temperatures will range from 9C to 13C.

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