Flooding in Cork city as weather alerts remain in place overnight

Flood water on Cork's South Mall at high tide this evening. Picture: Richard Jacob via Twitter

Flooding is causing problems in parts of Co Cork this evening.

Met Eireann has issued warnings for many parts of the country with stormy weather conditions expected overnight.

Around four homes have been evacuated from the Proby's Quay area following 'minor flooding'. Members of Cork City fire brigade and councils workers are currently dealing with the issue.

Meanwhile, motorists are being advised of flooding in Cork City on Union Quay and Morrison's Quay, Wandesford Quay, Hanover Place and South Mall.

In Kinsale, the Pier Road is reportedly impassable due to flooding. In Cobh, there is flooding near Belvelly Bridge while, the Bellard Road and the Coast Road are both impassable. And, in Carrigaline, the Main Street and Strand Road are also flooded.

Elsewhere, Met Eireann has also issued flood warnings for many other coastal areas with stormy weather conditions expected overnight. High winds will range from 65 to 90 kilometres an hour in parts with gusts of up to 130kph.

And, an orange wind alert is in place for Connacht along with counties Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

Met Éireann says the weather alerts will remain in place until tomorrow.

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