West Cork weather to improve briefly today

December 29th, 2017 7:54 AM

By Southern Star Team

Weather chart 07.00 Friday, December 29th, 2017 - courtesy of Met Éireann.

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West Cork was hit overnight by strong winds – with gusts of 110km per hour recorded at the Fastnet – accompanied by heavy rain and sleet, and some thunderstorms. However, a slight reprieve is expected today during daylight hours, so make the best of it.

According to Met Éireann, Friday morning will be windy across Munster with heavy or thundery showers in many areas and fresh to strong westerly winds. This afternoon, showers will become isolated and winds will gradually ease. This evening, rain will spread from the southwest. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.

Rain and sleet will spread to all areas early tonight, turning to snow on mountains. It will clear later in the night with showers following and with west to southwest winds increasing fresh to strong and gusty. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees, coldest in the early night.

Saturday will be blustery with sunny spells and scattered showers. Later in the afternoon, showers will die out and winds will gradually ease. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees with fresh, gusty westerly winds.

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