Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Weather forecast for the Dublin City Marathon - Mon 25th Oct 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Weather forecast for the Dublin City Marathon - Mon 25th Oct 2010

With hundreds of Cork runners getting ready to make the annual pilgrimage to Dublin for the National Marathon, it's time to have a look at the weather forecast.

This is the predicted weather chart for next Monday, the 25th of October. Some weather fronts will pass over early on the weekend and the next low pressure system is expected to arrive late on Monday / early on Tuesday.
For Monday morning however, there will be a ridge of high pressure over the country with the low pressure systems to the east and west of us. That suggests the following rain...skies may be clear....winds will be light. In fact, it seems as if the weather may well be similar to the last 2 years. If it turns out as expected, it will be perfect conditions for anyone hoping to run a good winds to worry about and cool enough so that you don't sweat too much.

Just one thing to watch though. If the skies are clear on Sunday night / Monday morning then it's likely to feel pretty cold before the start at 9am, certainly well down into single figures.

Met Eireann are predicting the following....."Sunday night will be dry with clear spells. It will be very cold with widespread and severe frost. It will be mainly dry on Monday but becoming cloudy as rain will push into the west by evening and cross the country overnight and into Tuesday."

It might be an idea to bring an old t-shirt to wear over your singlet or failing that, bring a bin liner. Put 3 holes in it....head and both arms...and you have a disposable jacket ;o)

Dispose of it once you warm up.

Update...Sun 24th Oct....With 24 hours to go, the forecast hasn't changed much. The rain may arrive earlier on Monday but it will probably be late evening by the time it hits Dublin.

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