Cork restaurant hit with floodwaters breaching their doors

THIS pick-up tackles some ­serious road flooding at the weekend.

The picture shows the N71 at Rosscarbery, in west Cork, where the Landmark restaurant was hit with rising floodwaters breaching the doors.

Serious flooding was seen in west Cork over the weekend


Serious flooding was seen in west Cork over the weekendCredit: Alamy Live News
Floodwaters reached the doors of the Landmark restaurant


Floodwaters reached the doors of the Landmark restaurant

It comes as Met Eireann issued a yellow rain warning for 14 counties with “heavy and thundery” conditions this evening.

The alert for Munster, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow, Offaly and Galway is valid until 7am tomorrow.


The forecaster said: “Heavy, possibly thundery, rain at times overnight and during Monday with accumulations of 25 to 40mm in places. Localised flooding may occur. Valid from 2am Monday, 17/08/2020 to 23.59 Monday.

Earlier, Met Eireann forecast a change in conditions this week as a band of rain moving northeastwards is set to bring with it moderate to fresh southeast winds, which will be felt stronger along the coasts.

The forecast said: “A band of rain will move northeastwards across the country on Wednesday, clearing to sunny spells in the southwest by evening.

“The rain will be accompanied by moderate to fresh east to southeast winds, strong near coasts. Highest temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees.

“The rain will continue to move northeastwards through Wednesday night, clearing the northeast by morning. Cooler and fresher than recent nights, with temperatures dropping to between 9 and 12 degrees.”

More unsettled conditions are expected towards the end of the week with Thursday seeing a mix of sunshine and showers, and further rain on Friday.


Met Eireann said: “Thursday will see a mix of sunshine and showers, heaviest and most frequent in the south and west.

“Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees with moderate to fresh south to southeast winds, strong along the south coast.

“A fresh to strong west to southwest flow is expected to steer in further rain from the Atlantic during Friday. Getting cooler, with highs of 16 to 19 degrees.”

Today will see scattered showers, with the pattern being repeated tomorrow.

Today’s forecast reads: “Scattered showers affecting southern and eastern areas will become more widespread this afternoon and evening, with some heavy and thundery bursts possible, mainly in the west.

“Top temperatures of 17 to 23 degrees, in light, mainly easterly breezes.

“Monday will be a mostly cloudy day with mist and fog slowly clearing through the morning.

“Showers or longer spells of rain will affect most parts of the country through the day and there will be some heavy and possibly thundery bursts, particularly in Munster and Leinster.

“Highest temperatures will range between 17 and 21 degrees, with light easterly or variable breezes.”

Met Eireann has issued a rainfall warning for 14 counties


Met Eireann has issued a rainfall warning for 14 countiesCredit: Alamy Live News

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