Mix of sun and rain on the way as Cork gears up for a busy few days

Mix of sun and rain on the way as Cork gears up for a busy few days
At Schull beach were Heidi Hogan, Schull; Hannah O'Driscoll, Ballydehob abd Emily Hunsberry from Clonakilty. Picture: Andy Gibson.

Cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain are on the horizon, so enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, according to Met Eireann.

Today is another scorcher and tomorrow is set to be a bright sunny day with highs of 19 degrees.

Wednesday and Thursday are also expected to be warm, with Wednesday also hitting 19 degrees and Thursday peaking at 18.

At Schull beach about to go kayaking were the Ryan and O'Sullivan families from Cork and Dublin. Picture: Andy Gibson.
At Schull beach about to go kayaking were the Ryan and O'Sullivan families from Cork and Dublin. Picture: Andy Gibson.

Friday and Saturday will be warm also, at 20 degrees, but the heat will be accompanied by showers, resulting in muggy humid conditions with a risk of thunder.

Sunday is also expected to be a rainy, warm day, however with the added element of strong wind with gusts of up to 25km/hr.

Regardless of the weather, there is a wide range of events ongoing across the week and into the weekend to keep the whole family busy.

On Tuesday, there is a Digital Scavenger Hunt for children in Fitzgerald Park from 2pm and on Wednesday, while the weather is still good, there is a picnic and clean up organised by the Cork Environmental Forum (CEF) in The Glen Park on the northside. The clean up starts around 5.30pm and finishes around 8pm with a chance for a chat and some nibbles in the middle.

Also on Wednesday, it is the launch of the Cork LGBT+ Pride Festival at City Hall in the presence of Lord Mayor John Sheehan.

Chilling out at Schull beach were 9 year old Ciara Whooley and her sister Sarah, 11, from Cork. Picture: Andy Gibson.
Chilling out at Schull beach were 9 year old Ciara Whooley and her sister Sarah, 11, from Cork. Picture: Andy Gibson.

At the weekend, Blackrock Observatory Castle is leading the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which includes a live RTÉ broadcast from the castle at 6.30pm on Saturday.

Meanwhile, if the weather allows, scores of people will be flocking to open spaces to participate in outdoor yoga classes, run in Douglas, Blackrock, Ballincollig and Fitzgerald Park by different Yoga companies and groups.

This weekend also plays host to the annual Laya Healthcare City Spectacular, taking place in Fitzgerald’s Park with over 150 street performances from jaw-dropping international talent, feel-good family health and wellness area with Laya Healthcare, a live music stage with bop-worthy bands and an even bigger Just Eat Street food market with delicious global cuisines from barbecue to bratwurst to burritos.

Pictured are NYC breakdance trio ‘B-Xtreme’ who will take part in the Laya City Spectacular. 
Pictured are NYC breakdance trio ‘B-Xtreme’ who will take part in the Laya City Spectacular. 

As well as this there will be an imaginative play universe for kids and hands-on Lego model building, children’s storytelling and creative writing, vintage funfair rides and a plethora of free spectacular programming for all ages.

The highlight of the event is sure to be the DSPCA Scruffs dog show, dog training & agility demos with the DSPCA Dog Training Academy.

Lovers of our four-legged furry friends will have the op-paw-tunity to meet dogs who are looking for forever homes in the DSPCA Doggy Adoption Parade. The DSPCA will be joined by Cork animal welfare charity CSPCA and their cuddly canines.

Down the county, the Irish National Cross-Country Mountain Bike Championships 2019 is being held in Tubbrid (Near Minane Bridge).

The event is being organised by the Mountain Bike Club of Cork (MBCC) and will be kicking off on Sunday from 9-4pm.

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