KILKENNY WEATHER: Sunny spring evaporates as Met Éireann warns of ‘very disturbed weather’
The beautiful spring weather we lapped up in Kilkenny and across the country over the weekend is about to come to an abrupt end.
Met Éireann warned conditions will be very unsettled this week, adding we can expect to “some very disturbed weather” over the coming days.
Today will be dry to begin with in most places, with some bright or sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will gradually spread from the west over the course of the day, but Kilkenny and the much of the eastern half of the country “will hold dry”, with highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.
Tomorrow will be a mostly cloudy day but dry for a time apart from a little patchy light drizzle in southern and southeastern coastal areas. However, rain will push into western parts later in the afternoon and will spread eastwards through the evening. Met Éireann said: “The rain will be heavy at times in the evening, especially in parts of the west and northwest. Becoming windy too through the day with southerly winds increasing fresh to strong and gusty with gales in some western and northwestern coastal areas. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.”
It will be cloudy but mainly dry to begin on Wednesday, but outbreaks of rain will spread from the southwest through the morning and afternoon. The national forecaster added: “Becoming rather windy through the day too, with south to southeast winds increasing fresh to strong and gusty, increasing strong to gale force and gusty southwesterly later in some parts of the west and south. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.”
It will remain windy on Thursday with widespread heavy squally showers, some of hail and thunder and with the possibility of some turning wintry over higher ground and highest temperatures of just 6 to 9 degrees.
Friday will bring some sunshine and further showers, but they will be most widespread in western areas. It will remain cool, with the mercury again rising to between 6 to 9 degrees, according to Met Éireann.
The national forecaster said it will continue to be “very unsettled” next weekend, with further spells of wet and windy weather at times.