August 8, 2022

Check your heating oil, forecaster warns as temperatures plummet to -3C

A LOCAL weather forecaster has warned Kilkenny householders to check your heating oil as temperatures plummeted to an icy -3C.

Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather said we’re in for a very cold weekend, adding: “Rain and sleet in the midlands and North at present with showers moving onto The East coast.

“A bitterly cold evening, 3.3C at my station but feels like -1C in the windchill and temps will drop below freezing in many parts of the southern half of the country, getting down to -3C!

“Latest GFS and ECM charts for this day next week do not make for warm reading!

“Enjoy the weekend and check your heating oil.”

Met Éireann said there will be a cold, bright start to today, with some frost locally.

But it will become cloudy and misty over Kilkenny and the rest of Leinster later his morning, “with rain moving in off the Irish Sea, heavy at times in places”.

The national forcaster added it will dry out “for a time this afternoon”, but more showers will hit this evening. Top temperatures of between 9C to 10C are forecast locally.

Tomorrow morning will be cloudy and misty at first, which will be followed by sunny spells later in the day, with top temperatures of between 10C to 12C.

Met Éireann said Sunday will be “mainly dry and bright”, with partly cloudy skies and sunny spells “in most places”.

The forecaster added: “Cool overnight with occasional clear spells. Some rain or showers developing in eastern coastal counties.”

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