‘Generally dry with spells of sunshine’ – your Christmas weather forecast
THE stormy conditions Kilkenny and most of the country has endured in recent weeks are set to ease on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with even some rare and very welcome spells of sunshine breaking through at times.
Today, unfortunately, is not so good, with more showers this morning across Kilkenny and Leinster, albeit with some “local bright spells” in early afternoon. More rain is set to return later today with top temperatures of between 7 to 11 degrees Celsius.
Tonight will be quite breezy with “fresh and gusty southwest to west winds”.
Conditions will improve tomorrow, bringing welcome respite to last-minute Christmas shoppers and retailers who have been badly hit in the pocket by the recent extreme weather conditions.
Met Éireann said: “A lot of dry, bright weather, with sunny spells and just well scattered light showers. Breezy at first, with fresh southwesterly winds, but these moderating in the afternoon and becoming more variable in direction.”
And the milder conditions are set to continue into early next week, just in time for Christmas.
Christmas Eve will see “intermittent rain” across Kilkenny and southern counties, heaviest early in the day, “but with sunny spells and overall dry for the day”. Highest temperatures will range between 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.
Christmas Day should be generally dry with sunny spells and moderate southeast breezes. There will be some outbreaks of rain and some patches of fog in areas, but this will be followed by “dry, locally bright spells by early afternoon, with further rain set to return later in the day”.