Further gale and flood alerts issued

Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 00:00

The Irish Coast Guard and Met Éireann have issued a weather alert of further gales and flooding this evening.

The coast guard strongly advises the public not to go out on exposed coasts, cliffs, piers, harbour walls, beaches, promenades or any other coastal areas during the inclement weather.

Huge waves can be whipped up by high seas which can pose hazards to anyone close to the shoreline, it said.

Met Éireann has also confirmed that there is also the potential for further coastal flooding in the south and southeast due to a combination of high tides, onshore gales and expected rainfall of up to 25mm. Severe weather such as this brings not only high winds, but the risk of heavy downpours and the potential for spot flooding, it said.

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