September 30, 2023

KILKENNY WEATHER: Met Éireann forecast big change for week ahead

We’ve had a long stretch of very cold but clear, blue skied few days here in Kilkenny, but that’s set to change pretty dramatically over the next few days.

Met Éireann has forecast very unsettled conditions in the first half of the week with much wetter and windier weather in store.

Today will be quite dull and cloudy as outbreaks of rain become widespread. Met Éireann said: “Rain will turn more persistent in the west and northwest through the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees. Rather breezy in moderate to fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong on Atlantic coasts, veering westerly during the evening.”

The national broadcaster said there is some “uncertainty for Tuesday” but current indications suggest rain will persist across much of the country tomorrow, with highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in Kilkenny and the south east.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, with rain clearing away to the northeast through the morning followed by scattered showers, but these will be most frequent in the west with limited bright spells and highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees.

Things will take a brighter turn on Thursday, which the forecaster predicts will be “a generally dry day with good sunny spells and just some patchy drizzle in western coastal counties”. It said highest temperatures will be 8 to 10 degrees “in light west to southwest breezes”.

It will remain dry for most on Friday but light outbreaks of rain or drizzle will affect Atlantic coastal counties. But Met Éireann warned: “Cloud will increase from the west during the afternoon, followed by rain later in the evening. Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in mainly moderate southerly winds, freshening on Atlantic coasts later.”

The national forecaster said current indications suggest more unsettled conditions will return next weekend with further spells of rain.


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