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Heavy flooding avoided (so far) in Cork as high tide passes

Surface water has been reported on one city-centre quay.

HEAVY FLOODING HAS so far been avoided in most of Cork city.

A spokesperson from Cork Fire Brigade said that high tide had passed this evening, but as there had been very little precipitation, rain hadn’t added to its height.

Heavy rain and flooding had been forecast for the south, with rain forecast for the rest of the country. A yellow weather warning for gales is still in place.

He said that no flooding had been reported in the city centre, but there was small surface water on one quay.

“Once high tide will pass for us hopefully we won’t have heavy rain,” he added.

met eireann rainfall Source: Met Eireann

“We might get localised flooding around areas out in the suburbs, depending on the rain.”

High tide is expected in the morning again at 6.30am, and the risk of flooding will be influenced by wind direction and rain, said the spokesperson.

Read: Heavy rain and flooding forecast for the south – but it’s going to rain almost everywhere>

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