Cork City Council flood risk warning 21st-23rd March 2023


Updated 23rd March 2023 at 15:30

Cork City Council’s Flood Assessment Team met this afternoon to assess the potential impact of a forecasted high astronomical Spring tide, predicted this evening, Thursday 23rd March.


Where necessary, road restrictions will be put in place to ensure smooth flow of traffic in impacted areas. Parking will also be restricted on Morrisons Island.  It is likely that the right turning lane from South Terrace on to Union Quay will be closed for a short period leading up to and during high tide time.


It is likely that some roads & parking areas along low-lying quays in the city centre may suffer localised flooding during high tides e.g.  Morrison’s Quay, Fr. Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Frenche’s Quay, Proby’s Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt’s Quay, Kyrl’s Quay and South Terrace, Rutland Street, Sawmill Street and South Mall.


Commuters are advised to drive with care when travelling into the city centre this evening and to plan journeys accordingly as diversions and/or lane restrictions may be in place.  Crews will be deployed across the city. 

High tide time of note is:

Thursday 23/03/2023 at 18:52


Tomorrow morning marks the end of the Spring tide period.  Thus some minor flooding may occur in low lying areas tomorrow morning (Friday 24th March).  As forecasted weather and tidal conditions are variable at this time, Cork City Council is continuing to monitor the situation closely; please stay alert for further updates, should forecast conditions change.