WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny set for frosty but ‘settled’ week ahead
Kilkenny can look forward to mostly “settled weather” thanks to high pressure this week.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said tioday “will start off with frost and fog”, but it will gradually clear through the morning with sunny spells developing. The forecaster added: “It will become a bit cloudier in the west during the afternoon. Highest temperatures will range from 5 degrees in the northeast to 10 degrees in the southwest. Light southeast breezes will freshen in the southwest during the afternoon.”
Tomorrow will see a wet start to the day with widespread read. But Met Éireann added: “The persistent rain will quickly clear eastwards but largely cloudy conditions with patchy rain and drizzle will remain with just occasional bright spells. Milder than recent days though with highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southwesterly winds.”
Wednesday will be a largely dry, albeit cloudy, day with just a few spots of drizzle. But some bright spells will break through later, especially in Kilkenny and the southeast, with highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.
Met Éireann said Thursday will also be a mostly dry day, adding: “It will be cloudier over much of Connacht and Ulster with the best of the sunny spells elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in light breezes. A hard frost will develop in the south again on Thursday night.”
While Ulster and Connacht will remain mostly cloudy with the chance of some light rain or drizzle at times, it will be a crisp cold start to Friday in this corner of the country. Met Éireann said some mist and fog will linger “but better sunny spells will develop later”. It will also be quite cold, wiht temperature highs of just 5 to 7 degrees.
Current indications suggest that high pressure will remain over the country to give a mostly settled day on Saturday before high pressure gradually retreats to the southeast on Sunday, introducing cloudier conditions with some patchy drizzle.