BANK HOLIDAY WEATHER: Kilkenny to enjoy hazy spring sunshine, but another big change on way
Kilkenny can look forward to a very sunny start to the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. But Met Éireann has warned conditions will take another turn for the worse from Sunday.
The national forecaster said today will be a dry day “with long spells of spring sunshine”. It added: “Highest temperatures generally of 12 to 16 degrees, mildest in the southwest. Light to moderate northeasterly breezes will keep temperatures at a cool 9 to 11 degrees near north and east coast.”
Saturday will be another dry day with good spells of sunshine, with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degree.
Kilkenny and most of Leinster will enjoy more sunny spells on Easter Sunday, but cloud in the northwest will gradually build southeastwards through the morning. Met Éireann said: “Rain will develop in the northwest later in the morning and will extend across the northern half of the country during the afternoon and possibly further south into the evening. Afternoon temperatures will range 8 to 13 degrees but it will gradually become much colder from the northwest during the evening, so some falls of sleet will be possible in Ulster then. It will be a breezy day too with fresh and gusty west to northwest winds developing.”
Easter Monday will be cold and breezy with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers, but these will mainly be over the northern half of the country. It will be cold too, with afternoon temperatures only reach between 3 to 7 degrees.
Tuesday looks set to be another cold day with sunny spells and scattered showers, some wintry, with afternoon temperatures ranging to between just 4 to 7 degrees.
Met Éireann said current indications suggest it will remain cool and unsettled for the rest of next week.