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Lock up the cattle - Ken Ring forecasts tornado in Sligo next month
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Lock up the cattle - Ken Ring forecasts tornado in Sligo next month

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Ken Ring has forecast for a tornado in August - there's nothing worse than a tornado in the middle of August.
Ken Ring has forecast for a tornado in August - there's nothing worse than a tornado in the middle of August.

There’s a chance of a tornado in the Sligo region next month, according to Ken Ring, the long-distance weather forecaster from New Zealand.

In his monthly forecast for August, he says that on 16 August there’s a “chance of a tornado in the Sligo region”.

Better lock up the cattle and sheep and prepare for it. Nothing worse than a tornado in August.

Rainfall

In general, the month will be a dry one, with 20% less rainfall than in typical for August.

Ulster and Leinster can expect around 20-25% less rainfall than the norm, and Connacht 30-35% less.

In Munster, however, farmers can expect average rainfall amounts. Those in west Munster can expect it to be much wetter – by about 50%.

Temperatures

On the temperature front, we can expect a marginally warmer August, with temperatures forecast to be up by 1.3 degrees Celsius.

There’s also 36% more sunshine hours likely next month for the country as a whole.

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