Weather Forecast -
City Marathon 2016
Page Update 15:00, Sunday June 5th
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Predicted weather forecast for Cork, for Monday morning, between
08:00 and 14:00. It's still a bit too far out to give an
accurate forecast, but this is the outlook. Earlier predictions,
by Met Eireann, suggested mild temperatures throughout.
Unfortunately that does not look like happening - It's looking like
another scorcher. Currently
looks like it will be pretty warn - Not as bad as yesterday, though Met
Eireann are predicting afternoon temps up to 24C
Rainfall ForecastUpdate 15:00, Sunday June 6th
Met Eireann are predicting heavy showers, however, as far as I can tell, these should all be 'upcountry'
Looks there may be some light cloud cover - DON'T be fooled by this
- The UV Index is predicted to be 7 which is high enough for most
people to burn quite quickly
Update 15:00, Sunday June 6th
The update on cloud forecast is
that cloud cover appears to have thickened since yersterday's
forecast. If today is anything to go by, this will protect from
the worst of the sun - but Don't be Complacent! UV will be just
as strong = 7 on the index.
|Predicted Cloud Cover - Cork 0800, Mon June 6th
||Predicted Cloud Cover - Cork 1100, Mon June 6th
||Predicted Cloud Cover - Cork 1400, Mon June 6th
Wind ForecastUpdate 15:00, Sunday June 6th
Winds off the
west coast have picked up, nevertheless, local winds are predicted to
remain somewhat light. There was a light breeze this morning, and
was in my face as I cycled back intowards town, from the Carrigrohane
Road - This morning, I measured the Grant Thornton 5k (Wed June 29th)
(Calibration course is on the Carrigrohane Road) This breeze should
give a nice cooling effect all the way in from Inchigaggin - the last
3.5 miles, or so.
Wind is predicted to be light enough, and coming from the southeast - which means that it's going to be pretty warm
|Predicted Wind - Cork 0800, Mon June 6th
||Predicted Wind - Cork 1100, Mon June 6th
||Predicted Wind - Cork 1400, Mon June 6th
Temperature ForecastUpdate 15:00, Sunday June 6th
The higher temperature predicted for
early afternoon tomorrow has dropped a bit. Met Eireann has
predicted a high of 24C, but this seems more likely upcountry.
The temperature charts below suggest cooler conditions close to the
south coast. Let's hope for that anyway
Temperature is predicted to be in the high teens by 0800, and be upinto the mid twenties by late morning
|Predicted Temperature - Cork 0800, Mon June 6th
||Predicted Temperature - Cork 1100, Mon June 6th
||Predicted Temperature - Cork 1400, Mon June 6th
With the sort of weather likely on Monday, it's really going to be
a matter of safety first. DON'T be ambitious from the outset.
That's generally good advice for the Marathon, irrespective of weather
conditions. Unless you are fully prepared, both in your training,
and for the conditions, it is worth reconsidering your expectations for
the event. If necessary, scale back on your targets. There
will be other Marathons, just make sure that YOU go home safely.
Sweat in Eyes
It may be worthwhile smearing a line of vaseline across your brow,
just above your eyebrows - just a line - you're not painting the wall!!
NB: Probably a good idea NOT to put sunblock on your brow - Sunblock in the eyes is *EXTREMELY* uncomfortable
You are going to be out in the sun for several hours - do the sensible thing and wear sunscreen. UV Index 7 is predicted!
Wet clothes can lead to pretty bad chafing. Vaseline, and
the likes, doesn't really stand up to long runs. Bodyglide, and
similar products tend to last much longer. Whatever product you
use, remember to put something everywhere you are liable to chafe.
Probably a good idea to use a lip balm, with UV protection too.
Even if you don't normally wear a cap, it's worth considering it, to keep the extreme sun off your scalp.
Assuming that you have been hydrating, ideally for the past week
or so, keep it up. If you haven't been doing that, don't be
tempted to 'guzzle'for the next 36 hoyrs - you'll flush out your
electrolytes, resulting in cramps, and/or worse - disorientation in the
Too much water can be a serious problem too. If you feel fluid
sloshing around in your stomach, you've probably taken too much fluid
Get shelter from the sun, if you can - you may be standing around for a long time, waiting for your handover.
Advice for the Day
Recovery Advice, Following the Marathon
Marathon & Relay
Stewards are urgently needed for
Monday's Marathon, especially so considering the high temperatures,
which may give rise to heat distress in runners