Met Éireann have issued a status yellow – wind & rain warning for Cork, which is valid from 03:00 Monday 03/05/2021 to 22:00 Monday 03/05/2021.
- Unseasonably wet and windy.
- Southwesterly winds, veering northerly through Monday will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65 km/h with gusts up to 100 km/h, particularly in coastal areas and on higher ground.
- Heavy rain in conjunction with the wind will lead to spot flooding with a risk of wave overtopping in coastal areas.
Commenting on the transition to more unsettled weather on Bank Holiday Monday, Met Éireann forecaster, Andrew Doran-Sherlock, said:
Monday will start wet and blustery across Ireland with unseasonably strong winds developing quite widely, along with the potential for gale or near gale force winds across coastal areas. There may also be a risk of localised flooding in areas expected to see the heaviest and most persistent rain, particularly across Atlantic and northern counties.”
Andrew continued: The low-pressure system will clear eastwards away from Ireland later on Monday, with a northerly airflow re-establishing across Ireland. This will keep temperatures below average next week, around 8 to 12 degrees Celsius and it’ll stay on the unsettled side too.
Issued/Updated: 10:53 Sunday 02/05/2021
Valid: 03:00 Monday 03/05/2021 to 22:00 Monday 03/05/2021
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