Sunshine to Finally Break Through the Clouds in Cork
After enduring weeks of relentless rain, residents of Leeside can finally rejoice as experts predict a much-needed burst of sunshine later this week. Temperatures are expected to soar to a delightful 26C, marking the first beach-worthy weather since June. This comes as a relief after experiencing the wettest July on record for Munster. However, the sunny spell may be short-lived, with early predictions suggesting a return to mixed weather conditions by Friday.
Today, we can look forward to a dry day with temperatures ranging between 16C and 18C for the most part. In the mid-afternoon, we may even see a peak near 20C. Although some areas across the county may experience scattered showers, these will clear up by the evening as temperatures drop as low as 7C. The national forecaster has described the bank holiday as “dull and damp,” so it appears we’ll be eagerly waiting for Wednesday’s heatwave.
The full regional forecast for Munster is as follows:
Today will be bright, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers. As the afternoon progresses, the showers will die out, giving way to largely dry conditions. Expect the highest temperatures to reach 17 to 20 degrees, accompanied by a light to moderate west to northwest breeze. The solar UV index is moderate to high on Sunday and low to moderate on Monday.
Tonight, most of the night will remain dry with long clear spells. However, it will become cloudier later, and patchy rain and drizzle are expected to develop near the coasts towards dawn. Lowest temperatures will range from 7 to 9 degrees, accompanied by a light southwesterly breeze.
Tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, is expected to be dull and damp. Rain and drizzle in the southwest will gradually spread across the province during the morning and afternoon. Highest temperatures will range from 15 to 17 degrees, with moderate, occasionally fresh, southerly winds.
While the prospect of a 48-hour heatwave brings much excitement, it is important to remember that the weather can be unpredictable. So, let’s make the most of the sunshine while it lasts and keep our fingers crossed for more sunny days ahead.