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Parts of Cork experiencing flooding amid flood risk warning for city on Saturday

Road users are advised to take caution when entering Cork city on Saturday, with risks of localised flooding during high tides within the county.

Cork City Council’s Flood Assessment Team met this afternoon to discuss the forecasted period of high astronomical Spring Tides tomorrow.

Roads and parking areas situated along low-lying quays may be most affected by flooding, such as Morrison’s Island, Fr Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Wandesford Quay, Lavitt’s Quay, and South Terrace.

Commuters are asked to drive with caution when entering the city centre throughout the morning or evening, with crews on standby across the city to avoid any inconvenience.

Road restrictions will be put in place where necessary to ensure the smooth flow of traffic within the impacted areas of the city.

Parts of Cork are currently experiencing spot flooding following periods of heavy rainfall across the county.

There have been reports of spot flooding on Main Street, Cloyne, along with the R611 in Carrigaline, which is reportedly flooded.

Local publican and restaurant owner in Cloyne, Eamonn Harty, says that a number of local approach roads to the village are flooded, with River Street also flooded.

He said a number of people who had bookings for lunch in his restaurant had difficulties in coming to Cloyne from Churchtown South and Ballycotton.

“It is very bad around here," he said.

High tide on Saturday commences at 6.44am on Saturday morning, with the evening high tide beginning at 7.05pm.

Elsewhere, the country will experience “wet and breezy” conditions on Saturday, gradually clearing as the day progresses.

Met Éireann has predicted “fresh and gusty” winds to develop throughout the evening, with highest temperatures of between 15C and 19C.

“Very high tides expected due to the supermoon,” the forecaster said.

Cork City Council will continue to monitor the situation closely, with further updates available tomorrow morning.

Visit and Cork City Council social media for updates.