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Cork City Council’s Flood Assessment team have met again this morning to review to the forecasted Super Spring Tides over the Bank Holiday weekend that will result in significant tidal flooding in low lying areas of Cork City Centre at high tide this evening.

People travelling into the city centre for the Jazz Weekend are asked to plan their journeys and give extra time to complete their journeys as several road closures and lane restrictions will be necessary.  Diversions will be put in place to ensure traffic can still circulate safely. Any restrictions will be eased as appropriate and as quickly as possible to minimise disruptions.  Road users are asked to plan their journeys and to travel with caution and follow diversional signage, it is put in place for your safety.

Like last night (Saturday) this tidal flooding event will last approximately two hours, commencing at around 5p.m., with the flood waters receding by 7p.m.

The City Council advises motorists against parking on low-lying quays during the period between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. (peak tide time) as these areas will flood.

Wandesford Quay and Sharman Crawford Street will again be closed from 5 p.m. this evening and will reopen when the tidal flooding subsides.

Streets which will be affected by this event include:

  • South Terrace;
  • Sawmill Street;
  • Rutland Street;
  • White Street; 
  • South Mall;
  • Oliver Plunkett Street and all its side streets;
  • Phoenix Street;
  • Pembroke Street;
  • Crane Lane;
  • Winthrop Street;
  • Union Quay;
  • Morrisons’ Island; 
  • Wandesford Quay; 
  • Lavitt’s Quay.
  • Crosses’ Green

High tide times of note are as follows:

DayDateEvening High Tide
Sunday29/10/202317:42 p.m.

As the city centre is busy for the Jazz Weekend, Cork City Council and the Emergency Services ask those attending to be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others during the flooding period this evening.  Please queue in a safe manner and follow any guidance from Cork City Council Staff and members of the Emergency Services who will be on site.  We are working to ensure your Jazz Weekend is as safe and as enjoyable as possible.

The situation will continue to be monitored and further advice will be issued tomorrow morning.  Cork City Council will be posting regular updates to their Twitter (@corkcitycouncil) account as well as the City Council’s website (