June 16, 2024

BIG FREEZE: Kilkenny braced for very cold week with spells of sleet and snow

Kilkenny is in for more very cold and unsettled weather this week.

Met Éireann said the miserable weather we’ve endured since the beginning of the month is set to continue until the latter part of the week, with long spells of rain and sleet and snow at times.

The rain will clear this morning to give way for brighter sunny spells in the afternoon, along with a few scattered showers and maximum afternoon temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees.

Tomorrow will be very cold, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some of them falling as hail, sleet and snow, especially in the north and west.

There is also a risk of thunder, particularly in Atlantic coastal counties, with maximum temperatures of just 4 to 8 degrees,

Wednesday will also be very cold, well below “normal temperatures”, according to Met Éireann.

The national forecaster added: “A bright day, with sunny spells, but scattered showers also, some of sleet, with a continuing risk of snow showers, mainly over high ground. Winds mostly moderate to fresh, west to northwest, decreasing light by Wednesday night.

“Very cold overnight, with sharp or severe frost. Dry in many areas, but some wintry showers will occur in the west and northwest and more persistent rain will develop in southern coastal areas.”

Met Éireann said “current indications” suggest it will remain very cold and unsettled for the end of the week and next weekend.

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