BANK HOLIDAY WEATHER: Not such a Good Friday in store for Kilkenny as unsettled long weekend forecast
Kilkenny and the south east faces an unsettled Easter Bank Holiday weekend, with wet conditions and temperatures set to drop from Sunday.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said today, Good Friday, will start ‘mostly cloudy with further scattered outbreaks of rain’. But it added; “It will brighten up and become drier through the day with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers developing. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in a light southerly or variable breeze.”
It will be largely dry to begin with tomorrow, with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, some drizzle likely near the south coast. Met Éireann said: “A spell rain will spread over the western half of the country through the day, heaviest and most persistent in the southwest. The east will likely stay dry and bright until evening. Highest temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.”
It will be a wet start to Easter Sunday, with rain eventually clearing east during the day. The national forecast added: “It will be followed from the west by widespread showers, turning heavy at times in the afternoon with the chance of hail. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees, but turning cooler as the rain clears. Breezy in moderate to fresh southwesterly winds.”
Monday will feel much cooler with a mix of sunny spells and showers, some possibly heavy with hail and highest temperatures of just 9 to 12 degrees.
Met Éireann said it will stay cool and generally unsettled for the early part of next week “with showers or spells of rain at times”.