You’ll need a decent winter coat if you’re headed into town this weekend.
As preparations get underway for the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Met Éireann is warning revellers that temperatures are due to plummet during the second half of the week.
While there are no guarantees just yet (the national forecaster admits the outlook is ‘uncertain’ at this stage) the experts agree that we’re probably in for a chilly weekend, stating “indications point towards cool bright and calm weather, but very cold after dark with widespread frost.”
Mainly dry today except for a little light drizzle along Atlantic fringes. It will be cloudy in most places with a just a few bright or sunny spell. Highest temperatures today 10 to 13 degrees. pic.twitter.com/71QvhdbgM2
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 22, 2019
The week ahead
In the meantime we can look forward to rain and lowest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees tonight and a ‘wet and breezy’ Wednesday with highest temperatures 11 to 13 degrees.
As it stands, Thursday will be very blustery with sunshine and scattered heavy showers, turning dry and calm after dark as temperatures plummet to -1 to 3 degrees.
Friday will start off cold and calm start with outbreaks of rain, some heavy persistent falls and the likelihood of spot flooding.
Let’s hope it clears up in time for the Blaze of Jazz parade through the city streets at 7pm on Friday, October 25th.