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Flooding hits Cork, Galway and Waterford

Wave hits the promenade in Salthill, County Galway
Image caption On the County Galway coast, parts of the promenade in Salthill are under water

High tides and heavy rain have caused flooding in parts of Cork, Galway and Waterford in the Republic of Ireland.

The River Lee overflowed in central Cork during high tide on Thursday evening, flooding several cars that were parked on Father Mathew Street.

Cork's South Mall, Morrison's Island, Union Quay and Sharman Crawford Street were also affected. There is flooding in parts of Galway city and Salthill.

In Waterford city, Park Road flooded during high tide on Thursday.

On the County Galway coast, parts of the promenade in Salthill are under water.

In County Cork, flooding receded overnight in Kinsale, Cobh and Carrigaline but Irish forecasters have warned there could be further tidal floods over the next three days.

Met √Čireann (the Irish Meteorological Service) has issued a wind warning for Counties Donegal, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and parts of Connacht in western Ireland.

It said gusts could reach 130km/h (81mph) and "heavy rain, high tides and high seas" could lead to flooding, especially in coastal areas.

It issued a less severe wind and flooding warning for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Tipperary, Waterford and parts of Leinster in eastern Ireland.

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