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Friday, October 24, 2008

Weather Forecast for the Dublin City Marathon...Mon 27th Oct (Updated Sun 26th 7am)
Now with 24 hours or so to go, this is the last weather forecast...
The forecast has improved since yesterday with low pressure system to the East moving away slightly. This has had the effect that the winds now over the East of Ireland have dropped off a fair bit. They still originate in the Artic so they are likely to be pretty cold, especially in open spots along the course. However, the winds will get slower as they cross the country and should be from the North West by the time it hits Dublin. Looking at the course, it might be a factor for the first few miles of the race and perhaps near the end.

Those 'blobs' on the map above signify passing showers which are typical after a cold front has passed through. It looks as if they will be worse up on the North coast and the West rather than in Dublin. At this stage if I had to make a guess, I'd say it will be a bright cold morning with a slight possibility of showers. Temp around 6 to 8 degrees. Winds - light North Westerly but it will feel cold where it is open along the course.

Met Eireann say "Monday will be cold and blustery, with a mixture of sunshine and showers. The showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the west and north, while parts of the east and south will remain dry."

So fingers crossed, it looks as if it might be a good one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

best of luck to everyone from the real capital running in dublin monday!!!