Intense Heat Dome Expected to Bring Relief from Rain in Cork
After a wet and windy weekend that saw Storm Betty wreak havoc across Cork, residents can finally breathe a sigh of relief as weather experts predict the arrival of an intense heat dome. Conditions are expected to remain dry throughout most of the week in the Leeside area, with the possibility of occasional scattered showers in some parts of the county.
Today, temperatures are expected to range between 17C and 19C, reaching a peak of 20C in the late afternoon. As the evening approaches, cloud cover will roll in and temperatures will drop, leading to showers tomorrow morning. However, these showers are predicted to clear up by the afternoon. The long-range forecast for the week indicates clear and mild weather, but weather experts warn of a potential dramatic shift in the following week.
James Peacock, Head Meteorologist at MetSwift, reveals that an intense heat dome will soon make its way across Europe by the middle of next week. A delay in the arrival of cool air from the north will prolong these conditions, offering hope for a few days of proper summer weather as August comes to an end. This will be a welcome change after a disappointingly lackluster summer in Cork.
The full regional forecast for Munster is as follows:
– Today: Quite breezy with scattered showers and sunny spells. Moderate to fresh southwest winds, strong winds along west-facing coasts. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees, coolest in the southwest. Solar UV Index is moderate to high on Monday and moderate on Tuesday.
– Tonight: Scattered showers will continue overnight. It will become rather cloudy with some clear breaks. Moderate to fresh southwest winds will ease to light to moderate overnight. Lowest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees.
– Tomorrow: A mix of cloud and bright or sunny spells with mostly dry weather, aside from a few showers. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees, with light to moderate westerly breezes.
As Cork residents eagerly await the arrival of the intense heat dome, it is hoped that this burst of summer weather will provide some much-needed respite from the rain and wind that has dominated the region in recent weeks.