Tidal flooding warning issued for this weekend

Updated 16: 50,  Friday 

There will be a period of very high astronomical Spring Tides from this evening, Friday until Sunday evening.  In addition, a tidal surge is forecast during this time. 

The city centre will experience flooding on roads across low lying city quays.

Times of high tide:



Morning High Tide

Evening High Tide














All five high tides will result in some water flooding onto the roads and parking areas along low lying quays. 

However, specifically for Saturday morning’s tidal event, householders and business owners  are asked to protect their property e.g. erect their flood barriers on Friday evening and leave them in place overnight until Saturday morning. 

There is risk of tidal flooding in the city centre due to the 5:45am tide on Saturday morning.  This high tide will be the highest tide of the weekend and has the potential to affect properties on low lying quays.

On Saturday morning,  it is highly likely that flooding will occur in the following areas and people should act to protect their properties : Morrison’s Quay, Fr. Mathew Quay, Fr. Mathew Street, Union Quay, Trinity Bridge, South Terrace, Rutland Street, Sawmill Street, Crosses Green, Sharman Crawford St, Wandesford Quay and South Mall (particularly the southern side)

Motorists are advised not to park on any of these streets on Friday night into Saturday morning. Road flooding will likely occur on Saturday morning on Kyrls Quay, Lavitts Quay, Lapps Quay, Proby’s Quay,French’s Quay, Sullivan’s Quay

 Cork City Council will be closing Sharmon Crawford Street and Wandsford Quay to traffic from 5:15am on Saturday and re-opening both to traffic again at 6:30am.

Road users are asked to travel with extra care and attention on Saturday morning from 5:15am - 6:30am as it is likely that roads could have surface water. Please avoid driving on flooded streets and take alternative routes instead. 

There is no river (fluvial) or rain (pluvial) flooding predicted this weekend across the city,  only city centre tidal flooding due to the spring tides combined with the atmospheric weather conditions.