Planning on heading out today?
You might want to postpone it unless absolutely necessary as a status yellow weather warning has been issued for four counties!
Met Éireann has issued a status YELLOW weather warning for rain in Cork.
- Forecasters have said that 25mm likely within a 12 hour period locally and up to 40mm in mountainous areas.
Issued: Friday 23 September 2016 10:00
Valid: Saturday 24 September 2016 00:01 to Saturday 24 September 2016 12:00
Some useful tips if you do have to venture out today:
- Expect spot flooding in some areas today.
- Please slow down, and give your vehicle some extra braking distance from the vehicle ahead of you.
- Motorists should be aware of pedestrians and cyclists as you drive past flood water, as you could end up soaking them and causing an accident.
- Pedestrians and cyclist should be aware that motorists will find it difficult to see you in adverse weather conditions.
- Do not drive into flood water as you don’t know how deep it is, and it could cause serious damage to your vehicle.
- Dipped headlights should be on, and only use fog lights in dense fog or falling snow.
- Fog lights will cause a glare on wet roads, and blind other motorists from seeing the road ahead.
- Improper use of fog lights is a motoring offence.
- Only travel today unless really necessary.