WEATHER FORECAST: Wet and windy week ahead for Kilkenny
The winter nights will begin to set in over the next week as Met Éireann forecast another unsettled week ahead with plenty of showers, although it will remain mostly mild for this time of the year.
The national forecaster said Bank Holiday Monday will be a bright day with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, although Kilkenny and the south east will enjoy the best of the more prolonged dry spells. It will be a bit cooler though, with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in mostly moderate west to southwest breezes.
Tomorrow is also set to be a mild and breezy day. Met Éireann said: “Damp with outbreaks of rain and drizzle in many places to begin. Becoming mostly dry in the east and south as the day goes on, with a few hazy sunny spells breaking through the cloud cover. Remaining rather dull elsewhere with patchy outbreaks of light rain or drizzle. Highs of 14 to 17 degrees, in moderate to fresh southerly winds, becoming strong to near gale on coasts. A more persistent band of rain will move into western areas later Tuesday evening.”
It will be wet and cloudy to begin with on Wednesday, with outbreaks of rain gradually clearing southeastwards to showers and sunny spells. But Met Éireann added: “The cloud and rain may linger all day in the south east. Mild, with highs of 14 to 16 degrees, in a moderate southwesterly breeze. Cloud will likely build again from the south later in the day heralding the approach of another band of rain which moves up across the country on Wednesday night.
Thursday will be a rather wet day with outbreaks of rain in all areas, heavy at times with some localised flooding possible and temperature highs of 14 to 16 degrees.
Further outbreaks of rain or showers are forecast for Friday. “Feeling a little cooler as temperatures return to near normal values for late October, with highs of 11 to 13 degrees,” Met Éireann added.