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Cork Braces for Weekend Freeze as Heavy Rainfall and Strong Winds Expected

Cork City Hit with Severe Weather as March Sees Doubled Precipitation Levels

Cork city is facing severe weather today, with heavy rainfall and strong winds expected throughout the day and a weekend freeze on the horizon. The city was hit with severe weather overnight, causing damage to several buildings and closing Barrack Street.

Temperatures throughout the day will hover between 10 and 14 degrees and winds will reach highs of 35km/ph, with the possibility of thunderstorms.

The continued rainfall today will contribute to the rainiest March the area has seen in years, with precipitation levels doubling from 2022. The weekend is expected to bring freezing conditions, with lows of -2C by Monday. Met Eireann has warned of the possibility of thunderstorms and urged caution during the severe weather.

The forecast for Munster includes sunny spells and heavy or prolonged showers, with the chance of isolated thunderstorms. The highest temperatures expected are 10 or 11 degrees in fresh and gusty southerly winds, with wave overtopping around high tide.

Tonight will remain breezy with showers, mainly confined to coasts later, and lowest temperatures of 4 or 5 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds. 

Tomorrow, Friday will be windy with widespread showers, some heavy and prolonged, and highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with strong and gusty southwest winds, veering westerly later. The Rebel County is advised to prepare for the freeze and take necessary precautions to stay safe during the weekend.

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