April 21, 2024

KILKENNY WEATHER: Sizzling summer temperatures to follow brutal start to week

Kilkenny will have to endure some more miserable summer weather early this week. But things are set to hot up fairly dramatically later on – with temperatures soaring to a sizzling 23 degrees by Friday.

In the meantime, brace yourself for a fairly brutal start to the week. Met Éireann has forecast torrential rainfall in many parts of the county. But better days are not far ahead and the mercury will start to rise steadily by Wednesday and Thursday, with the south and east expected to enjoy the best conditions.

Today will be a washout in most areas, with heavy outbreaks of rain in the east and southeast – and even a risk of spot flooding. It will be warmest in the south east, with temperatures rising to between 16 and 21 degrees.

Tomorrow will be mostly dry, with just a few passing showers and highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.

Wednesday will begin mostly dry with sunny spells, but Met Éireann warned: “Cloud will thicken in the south with rain expected to develop in Munster during the afternoon. Elsewhere, it will remain largely dry with further sunny spells.”

Early indications suggest Thursday will be a humid and breezy day with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The rain is expected to be heaviest and most persistent in the west and north with the best dry spells further east and south.

And things will really start to hot up by Friday, with hazy sunny spells forecast for the south and east of the country with temperatures rising to a sweltering 23 degrees, according to the national forecaster.

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