Weather warning re-issued by Kerry County Council

Kerry County Council has re-issued a weather warning for the coming week. With extremely high tides, coupled with strong winds, and a strong sea swell, the Council is warning of a serious threat to flooding in coastal areas of the county, particularly low-lying coastal areas. StormGiven the combination of extremely high tides and storm conditions, Kerry County Council is asking members of the public to stay away from coastal areas this weekend, including beaches, cliffs, promenades, piers and harbours. High Spring Tide warnings have been issued by the OPW continuing until next Wednesday. Extreme weather conditions are expected to last throughout Saturday and into Sunday. In Kerry, the highest Spring Tide is predicted to be early on Saturday morning with High Tide around 5.30am, and predicted to be 5.1m in height, similar in height to the tides at the start of January. In addition the High Tide is expected to be accompanied by Gale Force 8 winds coming from West/SouthWest direction, with Met Eireann predicting gusts of between 100 to 130 km/h. Very large sea swells of 10-12m are possible. The Council says crews are on standby and further weather updates will be sent out as soon as they are issued.