Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking ahead to the weather next weekend... Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd of Feb 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Looking ahead to the weather next weekend... Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd of Feb 2019

As well as all of the usual events next weekend, there are two big ones to note.

On Saturday the 2nd of February, there will be a brand new 5k parkrun in Mallow! This has generated a lot of interest and should attract good numbers.

On Sunday the 3rd of February, there is of course the annual John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan which will attract around 3,000 or so runners.

The big question as always is of course about the weather... what will it be like next weekend?

Update Thurs 31st Jan 2019... At this stage, the forecast for Saturday looks pretty good. There is a gap between the weather fronts on Saturday so it should be a sunny day with light winds.

It will however be very cold and will never get much above freezing. The biggest fear really on Saturday is ice on the various parkrun courses and having to drive there. Keep an eye on the various Facebook feeds to see if any of the parkruns in Cork are cancelled.

Sunday is a different story though. There is a weather front crossing the country as show above and the question is what time will it arrive and clear?

The current forecast as of Thursday is that Sunday morning will be wet in Dungarvan and the rain will have largely cleared by the time the race starts at 1:30pm.

The problem however is that there is always some uncertainty as it's a few days away. That weather front could arrive a few hours earlier or later.

The one consistent thing is that the temperature will likely be around 8 deg C with a westerly breeze. Cool but not freezing. Grand as long as you're running but you wouldn't want to be standing around too long.

Once we get to Saturday, the variables get smaller and the forecast should firm up to be a lot more accurate. We should have a good idea then as to what time that front will cross over.

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