December 7, 2022

KILKENNY WEATHER: Storm in a teacup? Warning as low-pressure system heads our way

Kilkenny and the rest of the country could be in for another storm as weather charts show a low-pressure system coming our way next weekend.

Some online weather apps say the low-pressure system will come very close to the country by next Saturday.

But Carlow Weather’s Alan Reilly said it’s too unpredictable to say for sure if we’re in for another storm as of yet.

The forecaster said: “I’ve had a couple of people asking me about a possible storm for next weekend. The weather models have been showing a huge amount of uncertainty beyond next Friday.

“Look at the differences on the GFS and ECMWF here. The ECMWF has a storm while GFS has calm and settled. So don’t take any one forecast for gospel. Stay tuned and expect a lot of chopping and changing on automated app forecasts!”

Met Éireann does not forecast that far in advance, but it warned we can expect a change to come in the middle of the week.

The national forecaster said today will be humid and mostly cloudy, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle during the morning. Temperatures will rise to between 17 to 22 degrees, warmest in the south and southeast.

More cloud and mist are forecast for Tuesday, with the east and south east largely escaping outbreaks of rain to hit western areas. Maximum temperatures will range between 17 to 23 degrees.

On Wednesday, residual cloud and patchy rain, drizzle and mist in the south and east will clear in the morning. Cloud will gradually break up during the day giving way to the brighter and sunny spells by evening and maximum temperatures of between 15 to 18 degrees.

It will be mostly dry and cloudy on Thursday with hazy bright spells developing during the late afternoon. Met Éireann said: “Feeling much fresher with highs of 13 to 15 degrees in light variable breezes becoming southwesterly and increasing light to moderate during the afternoon.”

Met Éireann said to expect more unsettled conditions next weekend as Atlantic low pressure brings “spells of wet and sometimes windy weather”.


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