Flood warning for Dublin seafront

Deployment of temporary flood defences in high-risk areas has started today, says Dublin City Council.

The city council has warned of flooding in costal areas such as Clontarf and Sandymount.

It said: “Car parks on the seafront at Clontarf and Sandymount will be closed from Sunday November 7 until the evening of Monday November 8. Motorists are advised not to leave cars in these areas, as they may be at risk from flooding, due to wave action.”

It added that local road closures may be required, although there are to be identified closer to the weekend when more reliable weather forecasting is available.

It said: “The best available weather forecasts, in conjunction with the City’s tidal surge early warning system, suggest a severe low pressure off the west coast of Ireland in combination with southerly/easterly winds of 70km per hour gusting to 100km per hour over the coming days. This combination of high tides and low pressure increase the possibility of coastal flooding, particularly at high tide around midnight on Sunday and midday on Monday.”

Normal high tides are also predicted from Thursday November 4 to Tuesday November 9. Although the council says that these high tides will not normally cause a coastal flooding risk unless accompanied by extreme weather.

Emergency contact numbers: 01-222 2222 (Office Hours) or 01-6796186 (After Hours).

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