Motorists urged to drive with care as further stormy conditions forecast

Wednesday 01 January 2014 22.40
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A man takes a photo as waves wash over the East Pier in Howth, Dublin
A man takes a photo as waves wash over the East Pier in Howth, Dublin
Sandbags at the ready
Sandbags at the ready
A man runs from the waves crashing over the East Pier at Howth
A man runs from the waves crashing over the East Pier at Howth
Dave Moriarty, from Malahide, takes his annual New Year's Day dip on Portamarnock beach, Dublin
Dave Moriarty, from Malahide, takes his annual New Year's Day dip on Portamarnock beach, Dublin
A lone walker braves the bad weather for a walk along the Coast Road in Portmarnock
A lone walker braves the bad weather for a walk along the Coast Road in Portmarnock
A rainfall warning is in operation
A rainfall warning is in operation

Motorists have been urged to drive with care following heavy rain and windy conditions in many parts of the country.

A flood warning remains in place for Cork city.

The road between Crosshaven and Carrigaline in the county is impassable due to flood waters.

Meanwhile, the annual Bray sea swim in aid of charity was postponed because of poor weather.

About 200 swimmers had been due to take part in the event.

The swim will now be held on St Patrick's Day.

A landslide on the rail line at Waterford Station has led to the cancellation of services between Waterford and Thomastown and between Waterford and Carrick-on-Suir.

Bus transfers are in place.

In Co Galway the road between Athenry and Turloughmore is impassable at Coolarne due to flooding.

More heavy rain and strong winds are forecast for tomorrow.

Met Éireann has warned of possible coastal flooding with stormy conditions likely tomorrow night in coastal parts of the south and west.