'Persistent and potentially heavy rain' on the way for Cork

'Persistent and potentially heavy rain' on the way for Cork

Cork looks likely to be in for heavy downpours tomorrow, according to the latest forecast from Met Éireann. Photo: Damian Coleman

Cork looks likely to be in for heavy downpours tomorrow, according to the latest forecast from Met Éireann.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will begin mainly bright with just some isolated showers, however, conditions will become more unsettled as we move into the afternoon.

“Cloud will increase from the southwest later in the morning ahead of persistent rain arriving in the afternoon,” the national forecaster has said.

Highest temperatures will be between 13 and 15 degrees.

Wednesday night these wet conditions are expected to continue with “persistent and potentially heavy rain in most areas overnight as the rain continues to track northeastwards”.

Conditions are expected to improve by Thursday morning, with “dry and bright conditions” expected countrywide in the afternoon. 

Cork may experience some showers later in the day, however, as Met Éireann has said there is a “chance of some rain and drizzle moving into southern coastal counties towards the evening”.

Friday looks set to bring mixed weather conditions, with some sunny spells but also showers forecast.

It will be a cool day, with highest temperatures of just 9 to 13 degrees.

According to the monthly climate report for September, recently published by Met Éireann, Cork experienced some of the best weather in the country last month.

September was a predominantly dry month, with nearly all rainfall totals below their Long-Term Average (LTA) for the month.

Three stations in Cork had dry spells between Thursday, September 3 and Monday, September 21, including Moore Park, Cork Airport and Roches Point.

The number of rain days ranged from 11 days at Roche's Point, to 23 days at Newport, Co Mayo.

All available sunshine totals were above their Long-Term Average (LTA).

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