April 21, 2021
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FESTIVE FORECAST: Kilkenny’s in for a ‘dry and bright’ Christmas Day

Kilkenny and the south east can look forward to a “dry and bright” Christmas Day, Met Éireann predicts.

In its festive forecast, the national forecaster said Friday will be a cold day, “but mainly dry and bright” with Kilkenny and neighbouring counties escaping “patchy rain and drizzle” predicted for the northwest later in the day.

Christmas Eve also looks set to be a dry, cold day with sunny spells in this corner of the country.

Met Éireann said: “A dry day for most but there will be isolated light showers on coasts. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees in a light to moderate northerly breeze. Staying mainly dry with long clear spells and a light northerly or variable breeze on Thursday night, perfect for Santa’s big flight. It will be a cold night with the risk of widespread frost.”

The national forecaster said today will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, but this will clears northeastwards by early afternoon” leaving a mainly dry day with sunny spells”. Met Éireann added: “It will be cloudier on southern coasts though, with the chance of patchy drizzle here by evening. Highest temperatures of 5 to 11 degrees, mildest along the south coast, in a mainly light to moderate northwesterly breeze.”

Tomorrow will also be mostly cloudy, with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle mainly over the southern half of the country. Met Éireann said: “A cold day with a light easterly breeze and highest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees generally, but a degree or two higher in the south. Rain will become more widespread and persistent overnight Tuesday with a moderate northwest breeze. Lowest temperatures of 0 to 4 degrees over the northern half of the country and 4 to 6 degrees over the southern half, occurring early in the night.”

Current indications suggest that Wednesday will be a mostly cloudy day with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle, gradually becoming more confined to coastal areas, and highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees.

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