Cork Braces for Stormy Weekend as Met Éireann Issues Yellow Warning
Residents of Cork are being urged to prepare for a stormy weekend as Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning set to go into effect late tonight. The warning, which comes into effect at 1 am on Saturday, will remain in place until 12 pm. Strong winds of up to 110 km per hour and heavy rainfall are expected, creating potentially dangerous conditions. Those planning to attend the Indie music festival in Mitchelstown this weekend may face challenges setting up tents in such gusty winds. However, weather experts have provided some relief by indicating that sunshine is on the horizon for Cork, as long as the storm is weathered.
Temperatures today will remain relatively stable, ranging between 13°C and 16°C throughout most of the day, with a peak of 17°C in the late afternoon. With the approaching storm, a wet and windy day is expected in Cork, with cloudy skies giving way to heavy rainfall early this evening. Therefore, it is advisable to complete any outdoor activities before 5 pm. The full regional forecast for Munster is available below.
Today’s weather will start off mainly dry, with sunny spells and only a few showers. However, cloud cover will increase in the afternoon, and rain will develop in the west, gradually spreading to all areas by the evening. Temperatures will reach highs of 16 to 19 degrees, with light to moderate northwest breezes shifting to southeasterly and freshening with the arrival of the rain. The Solar UV Index is expected to be moderate to high on Friday and moderate on Saturday.
Tonight, the weather will be wet and windy at times. Winds will be light and variable, but there will be sudden increases of moderate to fresh and gusty winds. Towards dawn, very strong northwest winds will develop in the southwest. The heaviest and most persistent rain is expected in the northern parts of the province. Overnight temperatures will range from 9 to 12 degrees.
Tomorrow morning, the day will start off wet and very windy, but the rain will gradually clear eastwards, giving way to sunny spells and scattered showers. Northwest winds will be very strong, with potentially damaging gusts in the south during the morning. However, winds will gradually ease throughout the afternoon. Highs of 16 to 18 degrees are expected.
As Cork prepares for a stormy weekend, it is important for residents to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. Paying attention to weather updates and heeding any warnings or advice from local authorities is crucial. By staying vigilant and prepared, the impact of the storm can be minimized, and the return of sunshine can be eagerly anticipated.