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Cork Braces for Weekend Freeze: Met Eireann Predicts Stable Conditions before Cold Snap

As the clocks go forward, bringing back the "grand old stretch in the evening," Leesiders can look forward to mild weather today, with a sharp drop in temperature expected over the weekend.

Met Eireann forecasts partly cloudy conditions in Cork today with occasional spells of sunshine expected as the day progresses. Temperatures will range between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius, with a slight drop in the evening to 7C.

Despite Cork experiencing its rainiest March in years, the forecast for today predicts relatively dry conditions across the county, with a small chance of scattered showers in the afternoon. This comes as a welcome relief to many, given that Cork has already seen over 120 millimetres of rain this month – double what was recorded at the same time last year.

However, cold and wet weather is predicted to return over the weekend, with heavy rainfall and temperatures below freezing expected by Sunday.

Although there are no further rain warnings for Munster, a Status Yellow gale warning remains in place along all coastlines. Wind speeds could reach up to a gale force of 9, which is over 80 km/h. A small craft warning is also in place, valid until tonight.

Here is the full weather forecast for Munster:


Bright and blustery with sunny spells and occasional showers, some of which will merge to give longer spells of rain. Some showers will be heavy, with hail and lightning possible. Fresh and gusty south to southwest winds, strong at the coast with potential for wave overtopping around high tide. Temperatures will range between 10 to 12 degrees Celsius.

Solar UV Index

Low to moderate.


Fresh and breezy with clear spells and scattered blustery showers. Lowest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius in a fresh southerly breeze.


Sunny spells and frequent showers on Thursday, some of which will be heavy and prolonged, with the possibility of hail and lightning. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees Celsius in fresh and gusty southerly winds, with potential for wave overtopping around high tide in coastal areas.

The weather forecast for the coming days suggests that temperatures will drop below freezing, with heavy rain and strong winds expected. This could cause potential hazards for travel, particularly in coastal areas.

It is advised that the public remains vigilant and takes necessary precautions when travelling. Ensure that vehicles are fully serviced and in good condition, and that drivers are equipped with appropriate winter gear, such as warm clothing, blankets, and boots.

While today’s forecast predicts relatively mild conditions in Cork, it is important to remain aware of the potential for severe weather over the weekend. Stay up-to-date with the latest weather updates and travel advisories from Met Eireann and local authorities.

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