Warning of minor tidal and river flooding over the weekend

12 February 2020

Cork City Council is warning that a high astronomical Spring Tide will occur at 6.40am on Saturday, February 13. This tide is predicted to cause minor localised flooding along low-lying quays eg:

  • Morrison’s Quay
  • Fr. Mathew Quay
  • Fr. Mathew Street
  • Union Quay
  • Trinity Bridge
  • South Terrace
  • Rutland Street
  • Sawmill Street
  • Lavitts Quay
  • Kyrls Street
  • Kyrls Quay
  • Crosses Green
  • Proby’s Quay
  • Sharman Crawford St
  • Wandesford Quay

Fluvial (River) Flooding:
Due to predicted very high rainfall late on Friday night (February 12) and early Saturday morning (February 13) there is a possibility that some rivers may burst their banks causing localised flooding at locations prone to this type of flooding.
People are asked to take extra care when walking or driving in such areas this Saturday and Sunday. 
Do not walk or drive through flooded areas or rivers and please obey the warning signage which may be deployed on roads and paths. It is in place to protect your wellbeing and prevent you from entering a dangerous situation.


Cork City Council’s Flood Assessment Team is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to do so throughout the weekend.  Regular updates will issue on Twitter (@corkcitycouncil) and to www.corkcity.ie. 

For press queries please contact: communications@corkcity.ie