Galway City Council has issued a flood risk warning for today (Thursday), Friday, Saturday and Sunday at high tide times.
The critical times are today at 5.42pm, Friday at 6am and 6.30pm, Saturday at 6.48am and 7.18pm and Sunday morning at 7.36am. The areas most likely to be affected are along the Promenade in Salthill and Grattan Road and at Fishmarket, Spanish Arch. The public is advised to have regard for their safety, particularly at high tide in these areas.
The area around Spanish Arch, Flood Street and Spanish Parade are at risk of flooding around high tide and businesses and residents in the area are advised to put floodgates and sand-bags in place in advance of high tide, particularly in advance of the 6am high tide on Friday morning.
The car park at Toft Park beside the Atlantaquarium is liable to flood again in the hours around high tide and motorists are advised not to leave their cars there. Galway City Council staff are on standby to deal with issues.