Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weather forecast for the Dungarvan 10....Sun 31st Jan 2010

It looks as if the weather conditions for this race will be almost ideal.....sunny, bright and cool. As you can see from the forecast above, bright sunny weather is predicted with a max temperature of only 5 degrees. The predicted wind is from the North so it's likely to be very cold in exposed spots but it would seem to be fairly light so the wind chill may not be so bad.

The biggest fear is that a hard frost is predicted for Saturday night. Considering the fact that the race is on at 1pm, there should be plenty of time for anything to thaw out although I guess that there may be sheltered spots that won't see the sun all day. Will these be a problem? Hopefully the frost won't be too bad considering that Dungarvan is on the coast. If it was 20-30 miles inland, it might be a different story.

The wind although light is likely to be an issue during some parts of the race. We will be running into it from 2.2 to 3.3 miles and during the last 2 miles. It will be noticed because of how cold it is rather than because of it's strength. Dress accordingly...

Update 09:00 Sun......the eastern part of the country is covered by cloud at the moment while there are clear blue skies in Cork. Best prediction for the race is blue skies with a good possibility of some clouds. Looks like it's going to be a good day!

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