Good morning Cork and happy Friday!
The weekend is off to a fairly manky start with grey skies and drizzle aplenty. It’s not looking good for those planning to get out and about this weekend as the latest forecast from Met Eireann shows serious showers sweeping across Co Cork from today. With sunny spells and rainy periods, it’s a mixed bag for the entire county with some nasty rain set to move in from tonight.
And Saturday isn’t looking too great either with national forecasters even warning of the potential for spot flooding as we face some nasty rain in the morning and into the afternoon. Fear not, however, as it looks like the rain should give Cork a break next week – but not after a deluge of downpours for the weekend.
Here’s what Met Eireann are expecting: Today should bring sunny spells and scattered showers, some turning heavy as the day goes on. By 4pm-ish we should all be seeing the rain as a heavier band moves in. Southwesterly winds will be strong along the Atlantic coast with moderate to fresh and gusty elsewhere. Highest temperatures today of about 18 to 20 degrees, warmest in parts of East Cork. Showers are to merge tonight, bringing longer spells of rain for a time as temperatures drop to the mid-teens.
Tomorrow, Saturday, brings another mix of sunshine and showers, some prolonged and turning heavy with a chance of local downpours leading to spot flooding. Highest temperatures 17 to 19 degrees. Parts of West and North Cork in particular are in for the heaviest rains in the morning and afternoon, with showers growing more localised throughout the day.
Sunday – not much to say here except it looks like it’s going to be raining for the majority of the afternoon and evening. Temperatures expected around the 18 to 21-degree mark. Current forecasts look like it’ll be a clear enough morning before the entire county is washed out around noon. From about 7 pm the band of rain should start to move northerly away from Cork leading to a dry enough night.
Next week is looking drier across Munster, at least. Few showers for Monday and Tuesday but forecasters are predicting “something of a drier interlude for a couple of days with higher temperatures leading into the weekend.”