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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.

 

By Cork Safety Alerts

Administrator of Cork Safety Alerts.