November 28, 2023

KILKENNY WEATHER: Big thaw as Met Éireann signals major change on the way

The bitterly cold weather we’ve experienced in recent days will begin to thaw from tomorrow, but it’s going to get more unsettled as the milder conditions set in.

Met Éireann said today will begin very cold, but frost, fog and icy stretches will clear later in the morning. However, Kilkenny will enjoy some sunny spells throughout the day, with only isolated showers, and highest temperatures of between 3 to 7 degrees.

It will be a damp start to Tuesday, with rain turning to sleet or snow at times over higher ground in the north and east of the country. The national forecaster said: “A clearance to showers and occasional bright spells will soon follow from the southwest during the morning and afternoon. A milder day than of late, especially in parts of Munster, with afternoon highs ranging 6 to 11 degrees, but remaining cold in Ulster, with highs of just 1 to 4 degrees. Moderate southeasterly winds will ease mostly light before veering westerly later in the day.”

Wednesday will be overcast, with rain spreading to all areas of the country in the morning. These be heavy at times, bringing a risk of spot flooding, but it will be a lot milder with highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.

Thursday will also be cloudy or partly cloudy in most areas to start, with a band of rain clearing northwards during the morning. Met Éireann added: “Sunny spells for a time before further rain spreads from the southwest during the afternoon. Highs of 8 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh westerly winds backing southerly and easing light to moderate in the afternoon.”


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