The storm has passed (but the forecast is ‘very cold’, wet and windy)
The worst of the gales are over.
As the city gets back to normal after Storm Brendan however, Met Éireann is forecasting a cold and wet week ahead, with temperatures dipping as low as minus two on Friday.
There was frost in some parts of Cork this morning, with heavy and persistent rain predicted for the rest of the day, along with a risk of thunder.
1/2 Cold on Tuesday, rain extending from the southwest during the morning & early aft, some sleet & hill snow. Heavy falls, mainly in Munster & Leinster, but amounts will be smaller in the NW. Scattered showers, will extend from the west & northwest during the aft & early eve.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) January 14, 2020
“Some sleet also, with a risk of wet snow, mainly over high ground.” say forecasters.
Clearer, mainly dry conditions, will extend from the west by this evening, although east Cork coasts will be very windy for a time in the afternoon, with strong southwest winds.
It will be cold overnight, with clear spells, scattered showers and minimum temperatures of between one and three degrees Celsius, with a risk of a slight ground frost.
Wednesday and Thursday will be wet, with heavy rain and sleet forecast and temperatures plummeting to minus one on Thursday night.
The weekend weather
Friday will be a cold, bright day, with sunny spells and scattered showers and it will be very cold overnight, with widespread frost and temperatures of between minus two and plus two.
The rest of the weekend will be cold and mostly dry, with sunny spells and some scattered showers on Saturday and Saturday night.