It appears that the people of Co Cork are in for a few miserable days of wet and windy weather, according to the latest forecasts from Met Eireann. The rain is expected to persist until early next week, following a beautifully sunny Wednesday. Although it will remain warm and muggy, with temperatures in the late teens to early 20s, the weekend is set to be a washout. Here’s what Met Eireann has to say:
Today started off with a lot of cloud cover and patchy drizzle. However, there will be some sunnier spells as areas of mist and fog clear. Unfortunately, heavy showers are on the horizon as they move in from the West later this evening. Showers are expected across the entire county this morning, with persistent rain in West Cork. The rain will clear up around the city and parts of East Cork in the early evening, but nasty downpours are expected after 6 pm. Temperatures will range from 18 to 22 degrees. Tonight, the showery rain will clear to the east, accompanied by moderate to fresh southeasterly winds. Clear spells and showers will follow from the southwest, with the winds increasing to fresh to strong on coasts towards morning. Temperatures will not fall below 12 to 15 degrees.
Friday is shaping up to be a wet day, with scattered blustery showers, some of which may be heavy and accompanied by isolated thunderstorms. Later in the evening, cloud cover will build from the west, signaling the arrival of a band of rain. The highest temperatures will range from 17 to 21 degrees, with moderate to fresh and gusty south to southwest winds, which will be strong on the coasts. Showery outbreaks of rain are expected overnight, with the heaviest rainfall occurring in the West.
The rest of the weekend doesn’t look much better, with Saturday being another wet and stormy day. Forecasters are predicting heavy and thundery showers, with temperatures hovering around 17 to 21 degrees. There is a possibility of localized flooding overnight as the downpour continues. Sunday will start off with a mix of sunny spells and widespread showers, which will merge into longer periods of rain in the afternoon.
However, there is some hope for next week. After another wet Monday, early indications suggest that Tuesday and Wednesday could bring the return of dry and sunnier conditions.