Wettest July on Record to be Followed by Storm in Ireland
As we emerge from the wettest July on record in the hopes that August will bring better weather, it seems the relentless rain hasn’t finished with us just yet. The most recent data supports a storm hitting the south of Ireland on Friday night and continuing into Saturday with strong winds and heavy rain expected here in Cork. Currently, it seems the worst of the horrible weather will pass by late Saturday morning, however, that is subject to change as we inch closer to the weekend. Either way, those travelling to Indiependence 2023 in Mitchelstown will be making their way through sodden fields to set up their tents.
It’s not all doom and gloom for August as weather experts have pinpointed the date we can expect to see some proper summer sunshine return to Cork – it just won’t arrive by the weekend.
We seem to have been granted some respite over the next few days with Wednesday and Thursday looking relatively mild with dry conditions set to hold across the Rebel County. Temperatures will hover between 16C to 18C here in Cork today with only a small chance of scattered showers later this evening. Tomorrow will see much of the same with cloudy conditions occasionally broken by sunny spells, though with the impending weather shift on Friday, it seems this is the calm before the storm.
According to the regional forecast for Munster, today will start rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain, becoming more persistent for a time later this morning. The rain will gradually clear to a mix of cloudy periods and isolated showers as light winds turn a fresh northerly this afternoon. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees can be expected. The solar UV index is predicted to be low to moderate on Wednesday and mostly moderate on Thursday.
Tonight, any lingering showers will die out but it will remain cloudy. A fresh northerly breeze will persist with lowest overnight temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.
Tomorrow will be rather cloudy with scattered showers from early in the morning. However, the showers will gradually become more isolated during the afternoon with some isolated sunny spells developing. Fresh northerly breezes will ease too, and highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees are expected.
In conclusion, while the wet weather continues to plague us for now, there is hope on the horizon for some much-needed summer sunshine in the coming weeks. In the meantime, it’s advisable to prepare for the storm and take necessary precautions to stay safe and dry.