Council on high alert after flooding in west CorkMunster
Council officials in west Cork say they remain on high alert following overnight flooding which caused damage to 15 local homes and business premises, and closed a section of the N 71.
Dry in most areas this evening with some late sunny spells. Perhaps an isolated passing shower along the south coast. Breezes light and variable or northeasterly in direction.
Dry apart from a passing shower, mainly in the south and southeast of the province. Lowest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. Winds will remain light northeasterly or variable in direction with some patches of mist developing.
Saturday will see showers affecting southern parts of the region at first, with drier weather and sunny intervals elsewhere. By early evening showers will develop in many areas with some heavy bursts possible. Top temperatures between 21 and 23 degrees. Winds remain light variable or northeasterly in direction.
Warm and close this evening with hazy sunny spells but mist and cloud persisting in parts, especially in the midlands, west and southwest. Some scattered showers around too, heavy and possibly thundery but mostly dry in the north.
Showers or longer spells of rain tonight in the far south and southwest, heavy at times. The rest of the country will be mostly dry, however there will be an ongoing chance of a few passing showers. A mild and humid night with lowest temperatures ranging 13 to 17 degrees.
Tomorrow there will be showers in Munster and south Connacht, and also in south Leinster later. Some showers will be heavy and possibly thundery. It will be mostly dry and sunnier for Ulster and north Connacht. Staying warm with highest temperatures of 21 to 25 degrees in light variable or easterly breezes.
Summary: Little change in the pressure pattern with low pressure dominating through the outlook period. Light easterly or variable winds throughout, relative humidity stays on the high side with no change of airmass until the midweek period. A little cooler from Sunday though. On Saturday night temperatures will be between 12 and 14 degrees at the lowest and there will be scattered showers and clear spells. The showers will be in the east and south at first but will spread elsewhere later. Sunday will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy. Highest daytime temperatures 18 to 22 degrees, lowest night time temperatures 13 to 16 degrees. Showers or longer spells of rain spreading from the east on Monday with some heavy or possibly thundery bursts. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees. A wet start on Tuesday in the east and north but drier further south and west. Showers gradually retreating northeastwards through the day with the best of the sunshine in the southwest. Highest temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees. Current indications suggest rain moving in from the Atlantic on Wednesday in freshening southeast winds heralding a change of airmass and return of Atlantic mobility.
Conditions currently conducive to the spread of potato blight in Munster will spread elsewhere during Sunday and Monday.
Issued: 14 August 2020 14:00
Northeast, 6 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1017, Steady
North-Northeast, 8 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1017, Rising slowly
Northeast, 13 Knots, Wave ht:0.6 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 3 Miles, 1015, Rising slowly
Southeast, 7 Knots, Recent fog, 2 Miles, 1015, Rising slowly
East, 5 Knots, Recent fog, 3 Miles, 1015, Rising slowly
West, 4 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1014, Rising slowly
East, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1015, Steady
Northeast, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1016, Steady
North-Northeast, 10 Knots, Wave height not available, 1016, Rising slowly
Wind Direction Not available, Wind Speed Not available Knots, Wave height not available, 1014, Rising slowly
Northeast, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1018, Steady
North-Northeast, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1017, Steady
Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Saturday 15 August 2020. Issued at 1200 Friday 14 August 2020.
Meteorological Situation at 0900: A light to moderate northeasterly airflow persists over Ireland with a low pressure area of 1012 hPa west of the Bay of Biscay. Showery troughs will continue to feed in over southern parts.
Wind: Northeasterly force 3 to 5, occasionally variable force 3 or less in the northeast.
Weather: Cloudy or fair with isolated heavy, possibly thundery, showers. Patches of mist.
Visibility: Mostly good. Decreasing moderate or poor in showers and mist.
Wind: Variable force 3 or less, reaching force 4 locally in sea breezes during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered heavy and thundery showers. Longer spells of rain developing later. Areas of mist and fog too.
Visibility: Decreasing moderate or poor in precipitation, mist and fog.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Sunday 16 August 2020: Moderate easterly winds in northern sea areas, light to moderate variable winds elsewhere. Scattered heavy and thundery showers mainly in southern areas at first, extending to all areas later.