KILKENNY WEATHER: More heavy showers, thunderstorms, lightning and hail forecast
After a miserable week, Met Éireann has warned of more bad weather with heavy showers, thunderstorms and hail all forecast over the coming days.
However, there is a glint of better conditions on the horizon, with the national forecaster saying there are “tentative signs” for settled weather in Kilkenny and across the country from the middle of next week.
Met Éireann said it cloudy weather will continue this morning, along with “showery outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, especially across Munster and Leinster”.
It added: “It will gradually brighten up from the north through the afternoon and evening, with some sunshine breaking through, the best of this across the north and northwest, but scattered showers also, some of them heavy, especially in Munster and south Leinster. As the day goes on though, drier conditions will gradually extend southwards to most parts. Highest temperatures of 10 to 14 degrees Celsius, in mostly moderate or fresh north to northwest winds, stronger in coastal parts of the south, west and north.
More sunny spells and scattered showers are forecast for tomorrow, but these will mainly affect the western half of the country. It will be another cool day, with temperature highs of just 10 to 13 degrees.
A band of rain will sweep in across the country on Sunday morning, clearing into the Irish Sea into the afternoon. Met Éireann said: “Whilst it will brighten up, it will be scattered heavy showers will follow bringing the risk of spot flooding, lightning and hail. Staying cool with highs of only 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Breezy at first in fresh southerly winds, veering westerly and moderating.”
Monday will bring further futbreaks of rain and blustery northwest winds. The national forecaster said: “Brightening up across the western half of the country into the afternoon, but with some lingering falls in the east into the early evening. Highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.”
More sunny spells and scattered showers are forecast for Tuesday, but these will be heaviest across Ulster and Connacht, where there will be “a slight risk of thundery falls”, according to Met Éireann.