It’s going to be a wet and wild day in Cork, with the possibility of spot floods and lightning in some areas. However, there is some good news for those attending the Pairc Ui Chaoimh double header, as it looks like at least part of the day will see some better weather.
Saturday started off with a mix of sunshine and showers, but Met Eireann predicts that things will turn heavy as the day progresses. Afternoon could be a wash-out, but the rain is expected to die out early tonight, hopefully leaving it clear for the 40,000 people heading into the city to watch the hurling and camogie.
According to Met Eireann, “There will be a mix of sunshine and scattered showers today, most frequent in the afternoon and evening. Some of the showers will be heavy, and there is a chance of thundery downpours, which may cause spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees in a light southerly breeze.”
The showers are expected to die out early tonight, leaving dry and partly cloudy conditions for the rest of the night. Patches of mist and fog will form in light southerly or variable breezes, with lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.
Sunday is expected to be much better, with plenty of dry spells across the province throughout the day. “Tomorrow morning will be mostly dry with sunny spells and just isolated showers. Cloud will increase early in the afternoon, with rain and drizzle extending across Munster for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in a light to moderate southerly breeze.”
However, the forecasters predict that next week will remain unsettled, and it’ll become a little cooler after Monday. Monday itself could see temperatures up to 19C, but that’ll drop right down to between 10C-15C each day after that.
In other news, a Cork carer has been found guilty of stealing more than €45k from an elderly woman. Meanwhile, Gardai were called to an odd scene as a man planted a chair in the middle of Patrick St and blocked traffic. The County Council has refused a government plan to build a new harbour in West Cork, and Gardai are investigating after a body was found in waters by a Cork village. Finally, an 82-year-old has been jailed for sexually assaulting a man with an intellectual disability.