Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another exciting week at work… or not. The weather certainly seems fitting for a Monday, and will continue like that for the rest of the day. The good news is that our old friend, the Azores High, will make a comeback later this week, leading to some cool, but otherwise rather pleasant spring weather. First though, we have to get through Monday.
And Monday will continue to be a wet day. In fact, a band of heavy rain is currently moving in, and should reach Cork within the next 30 minutes or so. That rain will, in varying levels of intensity, stay with us until the evening. It will continue to be mild, with daytime highs of 12-13°C, and nighttime lows of around 2-3°C. Winds will be moderate, with Force 3-4 from southerly directions.
Tuesday will be much drier, with any precipitation limited to Mayo, Sligo, or Donegal, a.k.a Irish Siberia. After a cold start, we’ll be looking at daytime highs of 11-12°C, although nighttime lows will drop down to 1-2°C. Winds will slacken off to calm conditions for most of the day, as high pressure becomes dominant over Ireland.
Wednesday will continue in the same vein, as the core of a strong area of high pressure moves over Ireland. Once again, we’re looking at a dry day, certainly down here in Cork. Following another cold night, we’re looking at daytime highs of around 10-11°C. The nights continue to be chilly with low temperatures actually dropping below freezing, -2°C are possible in rural areas. Winds will be calm, so there won’t be much in the way of wind-chill to worry about.
It looks as if a warmer weather pattern will develop over the second half of the week and the weekend, and considering how stable high pressure areas are, it seems pretty likely that we will actually see that weather pattern come to pass. I’ll be able to provide a more detailed forecast on Wednesday.