The Emerald Isle has enjoyed mostly grand weather lately, but it looks like the luck of the Irish has run out as some rain is predicted to hit parts of the country, and it could be heavy.
According to Met Eireann, Cork has already had a “dull and misty” start on Thursday, but if you’re free to get out and about this evening, there’s still time to make the most of the dry weather.
Unfortunately, the good news ends there, as scattered outbreaks of rain and big gusts are expected to move in overnight.
Friday is predicted to be “cloudy and wet” through most of the day, with possible spot flooding come nightfall. While the flood prediction is not specific to Cork, it’s worth noting that some sort of consistent rainfall is forecast for the next few days.
The weather report reads: “A dull and misty start this morning with some fog, and patches of light rain or drizzle. It will brighten up for a time in places, and some parts will stay mostly dry.
Mild and humid with highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees. Southwesterly winds will increase fresh through the afternoon and evening.
Rather windy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle tonight. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees, in fresh to strong and gusty west to southwest winds with gales possible along coasts. Brisk westerly winds will gradually abate on Friday morning. Cloudy and wet for much of the day. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees, in moderating westerly winds.”
However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. From Sunday onwards, a high pressure spell is predicted, meaning mostly dry weather for the country.
Next week is expected to be clear with plenty of sun and average temperatures.