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Danger of flooding in Dublin with Status Yellow warning issued and high tides expected

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Dublin City Council workers lay sandbags in Clontarf this evening in preparation for this weekend's high tides and winds

Dublin City Council workers lay sandbags in Clontarf this evening in preparation for this weekend's high tides and winds

Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Dublin City Council workers lay sandbags in Clontarf this evening in preparation for this weekend's high tides and winds

The capital is bracing itself for wet and windy night and there could be a danger of flooding with high tides expected tonight.

The Dublin City Council issued this warning this morning: "Following receipt of a rainfall warning for the Dublin Area from Met √Čireann, and because of a very high tide due at 11 pm tonight (Thursday)Dublin City Council will be deploying staff at Clontarf, Sandymount, Fitzwilliam Quay and Cardiff Lane as a precautionary measure.

"The flood gates on the River Dodder will be closed and the car park at Clontarf closed."

A Status Yellow warning has just been issued by Met Eireann for Leinster and Waterford with heavy rain expected between between 6pm today and 2am tomorrow.

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