Cork residents can expect yet another day of warm weather as the high pressure spell persists. This week has been characterized by a pleasant atmosphere, with temperatures hovering between the high teens and early 20s. While the beaches and parks will be bustling with activity, the good times will soon come to an end as some showery spells are expected to arrive. However, these spells are not expected to hit until the end of the week. For now, today will be clear again with Thursday morning seeing a little bit of patchy rain on the west coast.
According to Met Eireann, today will be dry with some cloud and spells of hazy sunshine. Temperatures are expected to range between 15 to 19 degrees, with the warmest temperatures in east Munster and perhaps a little cooler along Atlantic coasts. Light southwest winds will develop, becoming westerly later. Tonight will be mainly dry with cloud cover varying and clear spells. Lows of 4 to 8 degrees are expected, with southwesterly winds mostly light or near calm.
Tomorrow morning will see some bright spells, but overall it will be quite cloudy with rain developing on western coasts throughout the morning. A dry start is expected for much of Munster, but patchy rain will develop elsewhere in the afternoon. It will later brighten up along western coasts as rain largely clears eastward in the evening. Highs of 14 to 17 degrees are expected, with light to moderate southwest to west breezes.
While Met experts have not provided a Cork-specific forecast beyond Thursday, they have given a general outlook for the entire island. Friday is expected to continue to be mostly dry with just some isolated showers, while Saturday will see a pickup in the west and sunny weather in the east. Sunday will bring some heavy rain in patches, while Monday is expected to see more widespread rain.
Overall, Cork residents can expect a brief respite from the warm weather before some showery spells arrive later in the week. While the weather may be unpredictable, Met Eireann will continue to provide updates and forecasts to ensure residents are prepared for whatever comes their way.