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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C
Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland File

Localised flooding warnings for this evening

Dublin City Council has deployed the flood gates on the River Dodder as high tides may lead to flooding.

MET ÉIREANN HAS warned that heavy rain tonight may lead to localised flooding.

In its forecast for this evening, it says that very heavy rain will move into the south of the country early tonight and will spread northwards overnight.

It said that the rain may lead to localised flooding, and that temperatures could drop to between 4 – 9 degrees.

Yesterday, Dublin City Council warned that:

high tides, combined with low atmospheric pressure and high winds over the next few days will give rise to high sea levels and possibly large waves. There may be very localised wave overtopping in parts of Sandymount and Clontarf.

It said it will be monitoring the situation closely over the next few days and will issue updates as necessary.

As a precautionary measure, the flood gates on the River Dodder are being deployed by DCC.

It also noted that it maintains a stock of sandbags at various locations “for strategic purposes” which will be deployed by Drainage staff if required.

Read: So what DID cause last year’s flash floods?>

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