Gloomy weather has greeted the residents of Cork as the city is covered by grey skies. As August begins, it appears that the situation will worsen before any improvement is seen. Cloudy conditions are expected to persist throughout the day, with temperatures ranging from 16C to 19C and peaking at 20C in the mid-afternoon. While scattered showers may occur in some areas, Leeside is forecasted to have a relatively dry day. However, this is all set to change tomorrow, as the national forecaster warns of thunder and lightning in the Rebel County.
Tomorrow will start off similarly to today, but a sharp turn is expected after 2 pm. Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are predicted to hit Cork and continue into the evening. Fortunately, it seems that the worst of the rainfall will pass by Wednesday. Although the following days are expected to remain relatively dry, it is clear that the summer we had all hoped for has not materialized. The full regional forecast for Munster is available below.
Today, Cork will experience mostly cloudy skies with occasional outbreaks of showery rain. Later in the day, some areas may experience heavy or possibly thundery rain. Limited sunny spells are also expected. A breezy day is in store, with moderate to fresh westerly winds. The highest temperatures will range from 17 to 19 degrees. The solar UV index is moderate to high on Monday and Tuesday.
Tonight, there will be clear spells and scattered showers overnight. The lowest temperatures will range from 11 to 13 degrees, with mostly moderate westerly winds.
Tomorrow will start mostly dry, with sunny spells and scattered passing showers. However, rain is expected to develop by the evening. The winds will be light to moderate, initially from the west to northwest and later becoming southerly with the rain. The highest temperatures will range from 17 to 20 degrees.
In conclusion, Cork is facing a gloomy start to August, with cloudy conditions persisting and the possibility of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms tomorrow. While the worst of the rainfall is expected to pass by Wednesday, it is clear that the summer weather we had all hoped for is yet to arrive.