Beach in Cork closed after heavy rain; Met Eireann issues weather warning

File photo of Garryvoe Beach. Pic: Dan Linehan.

A beach in Cork is the latest to close because of poor water quality, as Met Eireann issues a warning that more rain is on the way.

The latest beach closure is Garryvoe Beach in east Cork, after heavy rain caused run-off from surrounding hinterland bringing "elevated levels of bacteria" into the water.

Swimming is already banned at seven north Dublin beaches as well as Brittas Bay south in Wicklow, after heavy rain caused higher levels of bacteria in the water.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow weather warning for later today, with more heavy rainfall expected.

Up to 35 millimetres of rain could fall in parts of Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Tipperary and Waterford.

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