Cork residents who were recently basking in the mid-twenties heat are now longing for some sunshine, as Met Eireann predicts more wet weather for the coming week. Today, light rain is expected in the Leeside area, with occasional dry spells in the afternoon and evening. However, the overall outlook for the day is gloomy, with showers and grey skies dominating. Temperatures will range from 16 to 19 degrees, dropping to as low as 14 degrees later in the day. The morning’s soft to moderate breezes are expected to persist into the night.
Unfortunately, the near future doesn’t look much brighter, as Met Eireann forecasts continued wet weather and overcast skies throughout next week, possibly extending into the following weekend. The country’s recent poor weather is expected to peak today and tomorrow as a low-pressure system moves across Ireland from the west and gradually clears. However, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. The popular Carlow Weather Twitter account predicts increased temperatures and sunny spells at the beginning of August. While it’s advisable to take long-range forecasts with caution, this should provide some optimism as we mentally prepare for next week’s downpours.
The detailed forecast for Munster today, according to Met Eireann, is as follows: a dull, wet, and misty morning with outbreaks of rain. The rain will become more scattered during the afternoon and evening, with occasional dry spells. Temperatures will reach a high of 16 to 19 degrees, accompanied by light to moderate southwesterly winds. Tonight will be mild, cloudy, and damp, with further outbreaks of rain. Temperatures will not fall below 14 or 15 degrees, and winds will be mostly light and variable inland, but fresh near coasts.
Tomorrow, Sunday, will be cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain, clearing to showers in the evening, and heavy falls possible. Highest temperatures will range from 17 to 20 degrees, with moderate northerly winds developing, fresher near coasts.
The national outlook for the coming days is as follows: Sunday night will see the last of the rain clearing the south and east early on, with most areas becoming dry, although a few showers may occur. Lowest temperatures will range from 9 to 13 degrees, accompanied by light to moderate north to northwest breezes. Monday will bring sunny spells and scattered light showers, with some showers potentially turning heavy in the south and southeast. Showers will become isolated in the evening. Highest temperatures will range from 15 degrees in the northwest to 20 degrees in the south and southeast, with light to moderate northwest breezes. Monday night will be mostly dry, with long clear spells and a few passing light showers. Lowest temperatures will range from 7 to 11 degrees, with mostly light northwesterly breezes.
Tuesday will be mostly dry with sunny spells initially, but cloud and scattered light showers will extend from the west throughout the morning. The south will experience the driest conditions. Thicker cloud, along with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, will push in from the west in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures will range from 16 to 19 degrees, accompanied by light to moderate west to northwest breezes.
Wednesday’s forecast is uncertain, but indications suggest a wet and breezy day with widespread rain and increasing southwesterly winds. The rain may be heavy at times, with the possibility of spot flooding. A clearance to showers is expected from the northwest later in the day. Highest temperatures will range from 17 to 19 degrees.
Thursday will be breezy at times, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. The further outlook suggests that the unsettled weather will continue, with further spells of rain and showers.