It’s a cloudy start to the working week.
And while the coming days will be a mixed bag of sunny spells and scattered showers in Cork, Met Éireann is predicting a temperature drop by the time the first weekend in January rolls around.
The national forecaster says it’s likely to be colder and a bit more settled by Saturday, thanks to a band of high pressure heading in our direction.
In the meantime, it will be mostly cloudy for most of Tuesday, with outbreaks of rain extending northwards during the morning.
Drier brighter conditions with scattered showers will extend from the southwest through the afternoon with afternoon highs of between seven and ten Celsius.
“Wednesday looks set to being a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some heavy with a chance of hail and thunder. Highest temperatures of seven to nine degrees,” they added.
Minimum temperatures will fall to between one and five degrees, with a touch of frost possible by dawn.
“At present, high pressure is predicted to move in over Ireland bringing a mainly dry and settled period of weather. It looks like it will turn colder though, with widespread night-time frosts returning.”