WATCH: Cork hit by flooding following downpour

Weather warnings were put in place by Met Eireann in advance of the adverse weather conditions.

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Flooding in Cork city centre on Sunday morning.

After a heavy rainfall warning was issued by Met Eireann on Saturday, a number of areas in Cork have been hit with flooding.

A number of roads were flooded in Cork city and county this morning following heavy rainfall and high spring tides. 

Georges Quay, Union Quay, Wandesford Quay, South Terrace, Morrison's Island, South Mall, Lapp's Quay, Lower Glanmire Road and the Lower end of Oliver Plunkett Street were all impassable due to the floods.

A number of vehicles parked on Fr Matthew Quay overnight were submerged.

Road users have also had to cope with showers and rainfall turning wintry, as snow also affected both the north and the west of the county. 

Most of the roads have reopened, except for Oliver Plunkett Street, and the flood waters receded after high tide passed at 8.30am.

Cork City Council had warned residents and business owners to take precautionary measures to protect their properties.

Three weather warnings are in place for heavy rain and wind. A yellow “be aware” rain alert is in place in counties Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford until 6am tomorrow morning. 25 to 50 millimetres of rainfall is expected, with the heaviest falls in mountainous areas.

A more serious orange “be prepared” warning applies for Cork. It will be heaviest along the coast and there will also be high tides.

A yellow wind warning is also in place for all of Munster as well as Wexford, Galway and Mayo. Easterly winds will reach mean speeds up to 65 km per hour, they will be strongest along the south coast. That alert is valid until 9pm.