February 26, 2024

KILKENNY WEATHER: A new dawn for 2022 – wet and windy but unusually mild too

2022 is set to start with a bit of a damper, with unsettled but mild conditions forecast over the coming days.

There will be spells of rain or prolonged showers, with localised flooding possible. And it will be windy at times too, turning more showery and slightly cooler towards next week.

In it’s latest forecast, Met Éireann said New Year’s Eve will be “a windy day … with fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly winds”. It added: “Generally dry for daylight hours with sunny spells. However, the morning will bring a little showery rain locally, with scattered outbreaks of rain moving in through the early night. Very mild for the time of year with top temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow, Met Éireann said the first day of 2022 “will be quite wet and blustery with fresh to strong southwesterly winds and outbreaks of rain to start”. The national forecaster added: “The rain will clear eastwards to showers in the afternoon, some of which will turn heavy. Milder than average with highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees.”

Showers will become more widespread again on Sunday. Met Éireann said: “There will be a good deal of cloud around but some sunny spells will break through in the afternoon. Temperatures starting to return closer to normal with highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees in moderate southwesterly winds.”

Further showers and sunny spells are forecast for Monday. There is the chance of some patchy light rain or drizzle along southern coasts later in the day, with highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.

Met Éireann said current indications suggest it will turn colder towards midweek “but drier overall with just occasional showers”.

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