Good morning Cork and happy Wednesday. Today is expected to be one of the driest, warmest, and sunniest days of the week before the weather takes a turn for the worse over the weekend. While heavy rain is forecasted in the coming days, we can expect some relief today as warm sunny spells break through in the afternoon and evening across the county. The humidity is quite high, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 23 degrees this afternoon, with North Cork experiencing the warmest temperatures. Tonight will also bring mild temperatures, hovering around the mid-teens throughout the county.
Tomorrow, Thursday, is likely to start off similarly, with a mix of clouds and sunny spells and temperatures reaching up to 24 degrees in some parts of Munster. However, the weather will take a turn as patchy drizzle, mist, and fog develop in the evening, signaling the arrival of rain. Friday is when the heavy rain is expected, according to early forecasts from Met Eireann. The weekend will begin with blustery passing showers, which may become heavy and thundery in some areas. Despite the rain, temperatures will remain warm, with Friday’s highest temperatures ranging from 18 to 22 degrees. Overnight, spells of showery rain will move in from the Atlantic and continue throughout the night.
Saturday will continue to be showery, with the possibility of heavy rainfall interspersed with a few spells of sunshine if we’re fortunate. Sunday will bring even more downpours, and temperatures will struggle to reach 20 degrees. However, early forecasts suggest that Cork may experience an improvement in weather on Sunday evening, with a reasonably dry night leading into Monday morning.
In summary, today will be a welcome break from the upcoming rainy days, with warm temperatures and sunny spells. However, be prepared for a change in the weather from Thursday onwards, as rain and showers become more frequent and temperatures begin to drop slightly. Stay tuned for further updates from Met Eireann as the weekend approaches.