KILKENNY WEATHER: Summer’s here! Temperatures to soar to 23C this week
Kilkenny can look forward to some scoarching sunhine weather over the next week as temperatures soar to as high as 23 degrees at times.
There wis a threat of some scattered showers and cloudy weather in the early part of the week but temperatures will rise from Wednesday, bringing some much welcome sunny spells and clear blue skies.
Met Éireann said today’s Bank Holiday Monday will be be mostly dry, “with sunny spells and a moderate southerly breeze”. It will become cloudier across west and southwest coastal counties with patchy coastal drizzle, followed by scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle in these areas through the afternoon and evening, with highest temperatures of between 15 to 20 degrees.
Tomorrow will be generally cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mainly confined to Atlantic counties through the day. The national forecaster said: “South to southwest breezes will be mostly moderate in strength, fresher though up along the Atlantic seaboard. Top temperatures will range 16 to 21 degrees Celsius, best values across the midlands and east, where warm sunny spells will develop. Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle will occur overnight. Feeling rather warm and humid with lowest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.”
On Wednesday, scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle will turn patchy through the day with spells of summer sunshine gradually breaking through. Met Éireann said: “Duller conditions may however persist across west and northwest counties, with lingering mist and drizzle closer to the coast. Warm and humid, with top temperatures of 17 to 23 degrees Celsius, in moderate southerly breezes. More general rain and drizzle will move into Atlantic counties after dark. Another humid and rather warm night with lowest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.”
Thursday will be warm, humid and breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle but it will be drier and brighter across the eastern half of the country. Met Éireann said: “Top temperatures of 17 to 23 degrees Celsius, in a moderate to fresh south to southwest breeze. Atlantic counties will see further rain and drizzle after dark, but other areas will hold largely dry. Another warm, muggy and humid night.”
After a cloudy start, Friday will brighten up with sunny spells into the afternoon with highest temperatures of up to 22 degrees in Leinster and east Munster.
Met Éireann said current indications suggest temperatures will contiune to be warmest away from Atlantic counties next weekend with Saturday likely to be the drier and brighter day of the two.