A flood warning has been issued for Cork city ahead of an expected tidal surge, heavy rainfall and high spring tides.

Prior to and after high tide tomorrow morning, there is a danger of flooding in the city, according to Cork County Council. 

It is possible that flooding may occur in the low-lying areas of the city centre, warned the council.

The main impact is expected to be on roadways but there will be some risk to properties.

The council has warned householders and businesses to take precautionary measures to protect their property.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange weather warning for Cork. Between 40-70mm of rainfall is expected along the south coast and in mountainous areas. 

Met Éireann also warned of high tides.

Cork County Council's Severe Weather Assessment Team met today to consider the weather warning. 

They carried out inspections of known hotspots in the city centre this afternoon and road crews were put on standby throughout the county.