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Dublin: 3°C Monday 25 January 2021

The River Lee has burst its banks (but only a little)

A hide tide earlier this evening caused some minor flooding at Morrison’s Island.

THEY PREDICTED RAIN and they predicted floods, and they were right.

The first effects of the unpleasant combination of rainfall warnings and high tides is starting to be felt in some parts of the country.

Some flooding was expected at hide tide earlier today due to a combination of wind conditions, low pressure, and a tidal surge.

And sure enough, at around 5pm today, the River Lee burst its banks at Morrison’s Island in Cork city.

A spokesperson for Cork Fire Brigade said that they had been preparing for the worst this evening, but that flooding has been ‘minor’ and is already receding.

A rainfall warning for Leinster and Waterford remains in place.

Dublin City Council is deploying extra staff to coastal areas at Clontarf, Sandymount, Fitzwilliam Quay and Cardiff Lane as a precautionary measure, and plans to close the flood gates on the River Dodder.

High tide is expected in the capital at around 11pm.

Read: The weather is going to get Biblical today >

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