Severe Weather Warning: Code Level Orange for Dublin Area

14/02/2014 12:10 pm

Wet and very windy with strong to gale force easterly winds this morning with mean speeds of 55 to 70 km/h and gusts of 85 to 120 km/h. Heavy rain will lead to localised flooding. The rain will turn to heavy, thundery showers later.

Valid from 09:00 Friday 14-February-2014 until 15:00 Friday 14-February-2014


Severe Weather Warning : Code Level Red for Dublin Area

12/02/2014 4:58 pm

Continuing very stormy for a time this evening with very dangerous westerly winds of mean speeds of 80 to 100km/h and very severe gusts of 130 to 170km/h.

Valid from 15:00 Wednesday 12-February-2014 until 19:00 Wednesday 12-February-2014


High Tide Update – Wednesday 5th February

05/02/2014 12:09 pm

Today’s high tide is due at 3.33 pm. The measures put in place by Dublin City Council should deal with the predicted high tide level. There is likely to be wave overtopping at both Clontarf and Sandymount.

The precautionary protection measures consist of :
  • The 1 tonne sandbags which were put in place at Clontarf to deal with the January high tides have remained in place in anticipation of this weekend’s high tides.
  • Large capacity pumps will be put in place at Clontarf to assist in dealing with potential flooding.
  • Depending on the wave action the Wooden Bridge at Clontarf may be closed.
  • The car parks along the promenades at Sandymount and at Clontarf will be closed and pedestrian access points sealed.
  • There is a possibility that Strand Road and Beach Road in Sandymount will be closed due to wave overtopping.
  • 1 tonne sandbags will be put in place and pumping will be put in place at Stella Gardens. This follows interim works carried out at the location.
  • The Boardwalk along the City Quays will be closed.  A review will be conducted following the high tide.
  • There may be lane closures on Victoria Quay and on Wolfe Tone Quay due to localised flooding. Additional preventative drainage measures have been put in place at these locations since the January high tides to minimise the risk of road flooding.
  • The River Tolka flood gates are being put in place.
  • The flood defence gates on the River Dodder will remain in place until after the high tides have passed.
  • Flood protection measures will be deployed at Beatty’s Avenue, Ballsbridge.
  • Pumping arrangements are being put in place at Macken Street / Cardiff Lane.

Dublin City Council is liaising closely with an Garda Síochána and with Met Éireann and a further risk assessment will be carried out  tomorrow morning.

We would ask that people please stay away from sea walls and not go close to them to take photographs. This is extremely dangerous and places an unnecessary and additional burden on the Emergency Services.

Property owners at risk of tidal flooding, particularly in the Clontarf and Sandymount areas are advised to protect their properties. Suitable guidance on flood protection measures can be found on the website www.flooding.ie


High Tide Update – Tuesday 4th February 2014

03/02/2014 11:24 am
We are expecting  another high  tide today (Tuesday 4th February) at 2.40 pm. This high tide will result in wave overtopping at Clontarf and Sandymount. The preventative measures that Dublin City Council has put in place should be sufficient to deal with the expected high tide.
The precautionary protection measures consist of :
  • The 1 tonne sandbags which were put in place at Clontarf to deal with the January high tides have remained in place in anticipation of this weekend’s high tides.
  • Large capacity pumps will be put in place at Clontarf to assist in dealing with potential flooding.
  • Depending on the wave action the Wooden Bridge at Clontarf may be closed.
  • The car parks along the promenades at Sandymount and at Clontarf will be closed and pedestrian access points sealed.
  • There is a possibility that Strand Road and Beach Road in Sandymount will be closed due to wave overtopping.
  • 1 tonne sandbags will be put in place and pumping will be put in place at Stella Gardens. This follows interim works carried out at the location.
  • The Boardwalk along the City Quays will be closed.  A review will be conducted following the high tide.
  • There may be lane closures on Victoria Quay and on Wolfe Tone Quay due to localised flooding. Additional preventative drainage measures have been put in place at these locations since the January high tides to minimise the risk of road flooding.
  • The River Tolka flood gates are being put in place.
  • The flood defence gates on the River Dodder will remain in place until after the high tides have passed.
  • Flood protection measures will be deployed at Beatty’s Avenue, Ballsbridge.
  • Pumping arrangements are being put in place at Macken Street / Cardiff Lane.

Dublin City Council is liaising closely with an Garda Síochána and with Met Éireann and a further risk assessment will be carried out  tomorrow morning.

We would ask that people please stay away from sea walls and not go close to them to take photographs. This is extremely dangerous and places an unnecessary and additional burden on the Emergency Services.

Property owners at risk of tidal flooding, particularly in the Clontarf and Sandymount areas are advised to protect their properties. Suitable guidance on flood protection measures can be found on the website www.flooding.ie


High Tide Alert Update: 30th January 2014

30/01/2014 3:35 pm

Following a risk assessment by  Dublin City Council’s Flooding Advisory Group, held this morning, at which the effect of predicted tide levels over the coming days was assessed, the precautionary protection measures currently being put in place will remain so, until at least after Saturday’s high tide at 12.18pm. Tomorrow’s high tide is due at 11.30am. The predicted tide levels are marginally lower than those predicted yesterday.

The precautionary protection measures consist of :

  • The 1 tonne sandbags which were put in place at Clontarf to deal with the January high tides have remained in place in anticipation of this weekend’s high tides.
  • Large capacity pumps will be put in place at Clontarf to assist in dealing with potential flooding.
  • Depending on the wave action the Wooden Bridge at Clontarf may be closed.
  • The car parks along the promenades at Sandymount and at Clontarf will be closed and pedestrian access points sealed.
  • There is a possibility that Strand Road and Beach Road in Sandymount will be closed due to wave overtopping.
  • 1 tonne sandbags will be put in place and pumping will be put in place at Stella Gardens. This follows interim works carried out at the location.
  • The Boardwalk along the City Quays will be closed tomorrow evening, Thursday January 30th and will remain closed until at least next Monday February 3rd, at which stage a review will be conducted.
  • There may be lane closures on Victoria Quay and on Wolfe Tone Quay due to localised flooding. Additional preventative drainage measures have been put in place at these locations since the January high tides to minimise the risk of road flooding.
  • The River Tolka flood gates are being put in place.
  • The flood defence gates on the River Dodder will be put in place tomorrow evening, Thursday – January 30th and will be reopened after Saturday’s high tides have passed.
  • Flood protection measures will be deployed at Beatty’s Avenue, Ballsbridge.
  • Pumping arrangements are being put in place at Macken Street / Cardiff Lane.

Dublin City Council is liaising closely with an Garda Síochána and with Met Éireann and a further risk assessment will be carried out  tomorrow morning.

We would ask that people please stay away from sea walls and not go close to them to take photographs. This is extremely dangerous and places an unnecessary and additional burden on the Emergency Services.

Property owners at risk of tidal flooding, particularly in the Clontarf and Sandymount areas are advised to protect their properties. Suitable guidance on flood protection measures can be found on the website www.flooding.ie


Dublin City Council prepares for weekend of High Tides

29/01/2014 4:20 pm
A series of very high tides is due to occur starting this Friday- January 31st, continuing over the weekend until Monday, February 3rd. Early indications are that the tides due at 11.30 am on Friday and at 12.18pm on Saturday will be particularly high. An accurate forecast of the high tide level for Friday should be available tomorrow morning.
Dublin City Council’s Flooding Advisory Group has risk assessed the high tides and the following measures will be put in place to deal with possible tidal flooding. These measures are strictly precautionary until Dublin City Council makes a more accurate tide level forecast 24 hours in advance of Friday’s high tide.
·         The 1 tonne sandbags which were put in place at Clontarf to deal with the January high tides have remained in place in anticipation of this weekend’s high tides.
·         Large capacity pumps will be put in place at Clontarf to assist in dealing with potential flooding.
·         Depending on the wave action the Wooden Bridge at Clontarf may be closed.
·         The car parks along the promenades at Sandymount and at Clontarf will be closed and pedestrian access points sealed.
·         There is a possibility that Strand Road and Beach Road in Sandymount will be closed due to wave overtopping.
·         The Boardwalk along the City Quays will be closed tomorrow evening, Thursday January 30th and will remain closed until at least next Monday February 3rd, at which stage a review will be conducted.
·         There may be lane closures on Victoria Quay and on Wolfe Tone Quay due to localised flooding. Additional preventative drainage measures have been put in place at these locations since the January high tides to minimise the risk of road flooding.
·         The River Tolka flood gates are being put in place.
·         The flood defence gates on the River Dodder will be put in place tomorrow evening, Thursday – January 30th and will be reopened after Saturday’s high tides have passed.
·         Flood protection measures will be deployed at Beatty’s Avenue, Ballsbridge.
·         Pumping arrangements are being put in place at Macken Street / Cardiff Lane.
Dublin City Council is liaising closely with an Garda Síochána and with Met Éireann and a further risk assessment will be carried out  tomorrow morning.
We would ask that people please stay away from sea walls and not go close to them to take photographs. This is extremely dangerous and places an unnecessary and additional burden on the Emergency Services.
Property owners at risk of tidal flooding, particularly in the Clontarf and Sandymount areas are advised to protect their properties. Suitable guidance on flood protection measures can be found on the website www.flooding.ie

Weather Advisory for County Dublin issued by Met Éireann (valid from 03:00 12th January to 16:00 12th January 2013

10/01/2014 5:07 pm

Strong to gale force southeasterly winds are set to develop overnight Saturday and continue for a time on Sunday. Gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are expected, along with some heavy rain. Eastern and southern coastal counties may get 20-25mm