Severe Weather Alert 30 October


UPDATE: 30 October 2020 - 17.15

Cork City Council is warning that there will be a period of high astronomical Spring tides this Saturday morning, October 31 2020. Following Met Eireann’s issuing of a Status Orange Wind Warning for Cork earlier today and the associated predicted tidal storm surge, there is now a risk that some roads & parking areas along low-lying quays in the city centre may suffer localised flooding during the morning high tide e.g.  Morrison’s Quay, Fr Matthew Quay, Trinity Bridge, South Terrace, Union Quay, Sharman Crawford Street, Wandesford Quay, Frenche’s Quay, Proby’s Quay, Crosses Green, Lavitt’s Quay, Kyrl’s Quay. Traffic restrictions may be in place at these locations during these times. High tide times of note are as follows:




Morning High Tide

Evening High Tide






Cork City Council is continuing to monitor the situation closely; please stay alert for further updates.

30 October 2020 - 11.45

Met Éireann has issued an Orange wind warning for Cork that is in effect from 5am Saturday 31 October until 10am Saturday 31 October.

Winds are expected to be severe and as a result we ask that you please take the following measures:

*Please secure loose items such as wheelie bins, garden furniture, trampolines etc.

*Don't make any unnecessary journeys during that time.

*We are preparing to address any damage that might result from the severe winds. Our emergency crews are on standby.

*We are also asking that all construction sites are made secure in advance of high winds, including plant, materials, and fencing.

Please monitor Cork City Council’s website, and social media channels including Cork City Council Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or join the email messaging service for updates.