Good morning everybody. It seems that, overnight, Cork has fallen into the grip of an arctic airflow, there were even snow showers overnight. And, to be honest, it doesn’t look as if we’ll see a major warming anytime soon. Northerly airflows and an unstable weather situation over the North Atlantic are dominating our weather, and will continue to do so for at least the next week, possibly into mid March.
Now what does all this mean for Cork? Well, it basically means that it’ll be cold. Very cold. Parts of Cork already experienced temperatures below freezing this morning, and I’m afraid it won’t get much warmer today. We’re looking at daytime highs of 5-6°C, although it will feel much colder due to a biting westerly wind that will strengthen throughout the day. Nighttime lows will drop back to -1°C before the day is out. Things don’t look much brighter on the rainfall front. All I can say is DON’T TRUST THAT SUNSHINE! Intense, wintery showers are already drifting in from the Atlantic, and will continue to do so throughout the day.
Tuesday looks to be marginally drier and a little warmer, although not by much. The day should start off dry, but by lunch, a weak band of rain will move through, although that will most likely have cleared by the evening. As I said before, it will be a cold day, with temperatures around or below freezing in the morning, and daytime highs of 8°C if we’re lucky. As if to add insult to injury, you can expect the winds to swing around to northwest and freshen to gale force, so it will feel even colder than what the thermometer indicates.
If you’re hoping for Wednesday to bring a change in temperature, well, keep hoping. A band of rain will move in from around 6 AM, staying until around lunchtime. Once that has cleared, an area of showery, unpredictable rainfall will follow. Winds will swing around to a westerly direction, and increase to near gale force again after a short, calm, interlude. Once again, it will be a cold day. Nighttime lows will come in at 1-2°C, with daytime highs of 8°C. However, it will feel much colder due to the strong winds.