Sunday, March 12, 2017
Weather forecast for the 2017 Ballycotton 10
It looks as if the weather forecast for the 2017 Ballycotton 10 mile road race is pretty reasonable. It is expected to be broken sunshine, about 11 deg C and a breeze from the North-West.
As you can see from the map, the breeze will only be a factor in the first half of the race and it's shouldn't be too strong as it is coming overland as opposed to in from the sea.
If you are going for a time, then a singlet and short sleeve top is advisable. Leave the jackets and extra layers in the baggage area.
As always, get there early.....park early and get to the start line at least by 1:15pm.
Just remember that there is a new baggage area and you will be approaching the start and leaving the finish via the coastal road, not the usual narrow path.
Update...Sunday 12th Mar 8am...
This is the latest satellite photo as of 8am on Sunday morning.
It was raining in East Cork from about 10pm to 2am last night. In that time, about 5mm of rain fell which may make the fields for parking a bit muddy.
The photo shows the weather front with the rain clearing away to the East. The next front is out in the Atlantic and is of no concern for today. There are plenty of isolated clouds which will produce some showers but these will be mainly confined to the west coast and should mostly dissipate as they move east.
Posted by John Desmond at Sunday, March 12, 2017