Forget last year’s snowstorms – Kilkenny will have a real Spring in its step this season
KILKENNY can look forward to a true Spring, with warm weather and little likelihood of a repeat of last year’s snowstorms.
Last year Storm Emma brought the country to a virtual standstill, with snow accumulations of up 30cms in Kilkenny and much of the country.
However AccuWeather forecasters have concluded there is little chance of a repeat this year.
Unseasonably warm weather in the first two weeks of January led to many plants and flowers blooming early.
Meanwhile, Met Éireann has said today will be cooler than recent days, with a mix of sunny spells and showers.
The showers, some of them thundery and with the risk of hail, will be widespread in Connacht and Ulster but they will tend to be more scattered in Kilkenny and the rest of Leinster.
It will be mostly wet and breezy for the rest of the week but there will be the odd dry period.
Met Eireann said: “A milder than average Atlantic type regime is likely to prevail through the rest of the week and into next weekend.
“Wet and breezy conditions will alternate with drier and brighter interludes.”