Enjoy today’s dry weather and sunshine.
Met Éireann is predicting more unsettled conditions in Cork from midweek with widespread rain moving in from the west.
Tuesday will begin clear and dry but according to forecasters, cloud will build pretty quickly with a few isolated showers developing from later in the morning and highest temperatures of 17 to 19 degrees.
Rain will move through the country overnight with some heavy falls possible.
There’s a wet and rather windy day in store on Wednesday too, although it will be more humid with highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees.
Wet weather isn’t great for foraging Bumblebees. Rescued this one in our West Cork garden today and revived them with sugar water. Happy to see them fly away after a few minutes. #NatureIsHome💚 pic.twitter.com/6k6RGCoTMv
— Anne Harrington Rees (@AHRDesigns) July 22, 2023
While parts of Europe such as Greece, Spain, Sardinia, and Italy have been grappling with temperatures above 45°, Ireland has seen near record-breaking levels of rainfall this July.
The situation is so soggy that insurance providers are advising home and business owners to do what they can to protect their property to mitigate the likelihood of flood damage.
“With more heavy rainfall and strong winds expected this week, it is essential for everyone to be mindful of the advisory note issued by Met Éireann and take whatever measures they can,” said Jonathan Hehir, MD of Insuremyhouse.ie.
“Thousands of homes and businesses have been hit by adverse and extreme Irish weather in recent years and have felt the brunt of the financial hardship this damage can cause.”
Hehir says delaying your home insurance renewal during the summer is a risky business:
“Every year when Met Eireann issues warnings of adverse weather approaching, we receive numerous calls from homeowners across the country who have let their insurance coverage lapse, sometimes just by a few days or weeks, and now want to make sure they are protected in the event of storm-related damage.
“Even a small break in cover can put people in a precarious situation should any property damage occur during that gap period.”