You might want to cancel any outdoor plans.
If you were hoping to enjoy some spring sunshine in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, think again; Met Éireann is forecasting the whole gamut of winter weather for Cork in the coming days.
With a Staus yellow snow and ice warning in place for the entire country until Tuesday night and a Status Yellow wind warning in effect until 8pm tonight, it will remain ‘cold, very windy and wintry’ today, with occasional sunny spells interrupted by heavy squally rain, hail, sleet or snow showers.
Some thundery downpours are expected too, with local flooding likely as ‘severe and damaging gusts’ pound the coast.
Some frost in places at first. Cold, very windy and wintry today with strong to gale force westerly winds and some severe or damaging gusts at times especially in coastal areas of the west and north with a continuing danger of coastal flooding. Sunny spells and occasional…… pic.twitter.com/Y86xgIm22J
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 10, 2020
Afternoon temperatures will stay between 3 to 5 degrees Celsius, ‘feeling bitterly cold’, according to the national forecaster.
Tonight will be cold and very windy with clear spells and further wintry showers especially through western counties, a mix of hail, sleet and snow with some accumulations. Overnight lows will dip to around zero with frost and icy conditions in spite of the strong wind.
Another cold, windy and wintry day is expected on Tuesday, with frost, ice and lying snow in places and further heavy rain, hail, sleet or snow showers expected.
“Afternoon highs of 2 to 4 degrees Celsius in strong and squally west to northwest winds, making it feel bitterly cold.” say forecasters.
Frost and icy conditions will return by nightfall with overnight lows of around zero or -1 C.
Met Éireann forecasters say the weather will remain ‘very disturbed’ through the rest of this week. Cold and wintry conditions will be the order of the day at first but it will turn milder later in the week, despite some ‘very wet and windy periods’.