The sun is shining and the runners are off for the Cork City Marathon, with perfect weather conditions for a Sunday spent at the beach or in a beer garden. Met Éireann has predicted that today will remain dry and sunny, with temperatures reaching as high as 24C, slightly cooled by a light easterly breeze. However, the national forecaster has pinpointed a date when the weather in Cork is set to dramatically shift.
According to Met Éireann, the current weather conditions are set to hold throughout most of the week, with only slightly diminished temperatures as we enter the latter half. Bank holiday Monday is expected to be much of the same, with temperatures hovering between 21C and 24C throughout the morning and afternoon. No rainfall is expected in Cork today or tomorrow.
However, the high-pressure spell in Ireland is set to loosen its grip in the third week of June, bringing with it the potential for heavy rainfall, thunder, and even possible spot flooding in some areas. A spokesperson for Met Éireann said: “There is the potential in this scenario [the end of the high-pressure spell] for some thundery falls of rain with the flow predominantly from the southeast with the added potential for some surface water flooding exacerbated by any heavier falls of rain on the dry pan generated from the drought conditions.”
The full regional forecast for Munster is available below. Today will stay dry and sunny throughout the day, with highest temperatures of 20 to 24 degrees in light easterly breezes. The solar UV index will be high on Sunday and Monday. Tonight will be dry and generally clear, with minimum temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in very light and variable breezes. Tomorrow will be dry and sunny, although cloud will build slightly during the afternoon and evening, with highest temperatures of 21 to 24 degrees in light easterly breezes.
It’s important to remember to stay safe in the sun and stay hydrated during the warm weather, especially for those participating in outdoor activities. While the weather may be perfect now, it’s always good to be prepared for any sudden changes.