December 11, 2023

WEATHER FORECAST: Hair we go again! Kilkenny braced for more gusts and rain

Kilkenny thankfully escaped the worst of Storm Atiyah over the weekend. And today we’ll experience a welcome calm before conditions become more unsettled again later in the week with rain and strong gales forecast.

A Status Yellow wind warning issued for Kilkenny and the rest of Leinster, along with counties Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Tipperary and Waterford, was lifted at 6am. A Status Orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork and Limerick also ended at the time same.

In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said today will be mainly dry with good spells of sunshine, adding: “Fresh to strong northwest winds will back southwesterly and moderate through the morning. Afternoon temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.”

Tonight will start mostly dry, but rain will spread from the west later and it will become windy with fresh to strong southerly winds.

Tomorrow will be a wet and windy day, with heavy rain clearing later to blustery showers and the possibility of hail or thunder.

Met Éireann said: “Fresh to strong southerly winds will veer westerly as the rain clears. Temperatures early in the day will be between 10 and 13 degrees but they will drop back to between 5 and 7 degrees with the clearance of the rain.”

Wednesday looks set to be a blustery day with further showers and a risk of hail and thunder and some of the showers may turn wintry.

The national forecaster predicted further outbreaks of showery rain for Thursday and Friday.

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