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Possibility of Coastal Flooding due to Unusually High Tides


Possibility of Coastal Flooding due to Unusually High Tides

We are in a period of very high spring tides and are entering a generally unsettled spell of wet and windy weather. Coastal flooding is possible due to unusually high tides.

Surge levels are expected to increase through the week in association with a low-pressure system which tracks along the west coast. Winds will also pick up and strengthen as this system passes.

A High Tide Advisory (HTA) has been issued and extends until Wednesday 13 March (PM High Tide) for all coasts. It is important to note that the time of high tide will coincide with elevated surge and moderate to strong onshore winds right along the Atlantic coast over the coming days.

Possible Road Closure:

Galway City Council Crews will be on hand monitoring a possible Road Closure from the mini-roundabout at Salthill Upper/Threadneedle Road along Seapoint Promenade as far as Galway Business School during this period.

Car Parks:

  • Toft Car Park will be closed off to the public until further notice.
  • Silverstrand Road will be closed off to the public until further notice.
  • Ballyloughane Beach Road will be for local access only until further notice.