It’s looking increasingly likely that the weather will have cleared up considerably and considerately even as Castleisland’s annual Horse Fair takes to the streets of the town early on Monday morning.
The surly appearance of the sky this morning wouldn’t give one any great hopes. However, even though we’re in the season for this type of weather, what we’re getting today is a passing phase. After a bad enough day and night the clearance will begin in earnest tomorrow and continue over the weekend with the prospects of only the odd shower here and there.
There’s the annual chorus of hope here that the fair day will be fine or even reasonably so. And that looks very likely now. There wasn’t a man or beast left on the street by 2pm last year as the morning and afternoon were hit with persistent and heavy downpours and they were more prolonged as the day went on. Contrast that with the year previously when there was activity on the street up to 6pm and music pouring from most of the open pub doors. We live in hope.
Munster Weather from Met Éireann
30 October 2015- updated at 06:00
Outbreaks of rain today will be heavy at times in the west, with a risk of thunder at the west coast, further east in the province will become mainly dry for a time. Highest temperatures today between 15 and 17 degrees in a mainly moderate southeast wind.
Rain becoming widespread this evening and tonight, will clear by morning. Lowest temperatures 11 to 13 degrees with southerly winds falling light overnight.
Tomorrow, Saturday, will be mainly dry with sunny spells, just a risk of isolated showers, mainly in the west of the province. Highest temperatures 14 to 16 degrees in light southerly or variable breezes.