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High Astronomical Spring Tides

The OPW has advised that there will be a period of surge on top of very high astronomical Spring Tides that are approaching Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) in all coastal areas, commencing Tuesday March 21st until Wednesday March 22nd 2023. 

It is expected that HAT levels will be exceeded in many areas around the coast during this period. Storm surge levels are predicted to significantly increase in coastal areas from Tuesday 21st March .

With localised flooding anticipated, Waterford City and County Council will deploy flood barriers in Waterford City and Passage East.

The following car parks are at risk of flooding and as a precautionary measure, will be closed to the public from mid-afternoon today (Tuesday, March 21st) until 0800 tomorrow (Wednesday, March 22nd)

  • Davitt’s Quay
  • The Pond
  • The Lookout
  • Castle Street Carpark

Waterford City and County Council advises the public to stay away from exposed piers, harbours and sea walls as there is a risk of wave over-topping.


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