Status Orange Rainfall Warning for Cork 

A Met Éireann Status Orange Rain warning for Cork will come into effect this evening (Thursday) at 6.00pm and will remain in effect until 6.00pm Friday evening. Persistent and heavy rain will lead to localised flooding, poor visibility and difficult travelling conditions. 

Cork County Council’s Severe Weather Assessment Team convened this morning and has crews on standby in several known risk locations across the county. Crews are currently clearing inlets and gullies. Sandbags and pumping arrangements will be in place in known problem locations. 

The Council is asking members of the public to exercise extreme caution as driving conditions may be hazardous, with surface flash flooding possible. Motorists are advised to avoid driving through flowing or standing water and to exercise caution during heavy rain. Motorists are also asked to be conscious of cyclists and pedestrians. 

Forecasted conditions may give rise to localised power outages. In the event of disruption to power supply, please contact ESB Networks at 1800 372 999

In the event of disruption to water supply, please contact Uisce Éireann at 1800 278 278

Issues such as flooding and road damage should be reported to your local Council Office during working hours (9am to 5pm), details of which can be found by visiting local area office. Outside working hours, the Council can be contacted via its 'Emergency Out of Hours' number (021) 4800048

Call 999 or 112 and request the Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Gardaí or Irish Coastguard as appropriate. 

Cork County Council will continue to monitor this situation.