February 26, 2024

KILKENNY WEATHER: ‘Rain, sleet and snow’ to follow in wake of Storm Eunice

Met Éireann has wanred of “very windy or stormy” weather over Kilkenny and the rest of the country today as Ireland feels the impact of Storm Eunice.

A weather alert will remain in place until 11am, and the national forecaster warned of further falls of rain, sleet and snow throughout the day, with “blizzard-like conditions for a time in parts of the north and northwest”. It added: “Some thunder in places too. Disruption to travel can be expected. In the afternoon, winds will moderate overland and it will be cold with sunny spells and wintry showers. Afternoon temperatures of 2 to 6 degrees.”

Tomorrow will start off wet with falls of rain, sleet and snow during the morning and clearing to showers as milder air extends from the west by afternoon. But a further band of rain is set to extend from the Atlantic through the evening, with afternoon temperatures recovering to highs of between 5 to 10 degrees.

Met Éireann said Sunday morning will be “wet and blustery with widespread rain and localised flooding”. The forecaster added: “The rain will clear to sunny spells and showers by the afternoon, some of hail or sleet. Early afternoon temperatures of 7 to 13 degrees, but much cooler air will extend from the northwest through the afternoon and some showers will turn to sleet over higher ground once again in fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds.”

Monday will be bright and breezy with sunshine and some showers, but these will mostly be in the northwest. But Met Éireann warned: “Rain will move in from the west in the evening and spread eastwards on Monday night. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in fresh northwesterly winds.”

And it looks set to be a wet start to Tuesday, with rain clearing to blustery showers and sunny spells later in the morning before showers become more isolated in the afternoon and temperature highs of 5 to 10 degrees.

The further outlook is for more unsettled conditions with further spells of rain and blustery conditions expected through the end of the week.


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