September 22, 2021

KILKENNY WEATHER: Tropical thunderstorms to wash away heatwave

Tropical thunderstorms will signal the end of the sweltering heatwave conditions we’ve experienced over the past week, Met Éireann has said.

The national forecaster warned a very different week lies ahead as showery conditions will give way to ‘heavy downpours’ and thunder from Wednesday onwards.

Met Éireann said temperatures will drop from the high 20s recorded in every part of the country last week to between 18 and 23 degrees today, with the south and south east regions enjoying the best of the weather.

Met Éireann warned: “Showery outbreaks of rain will develop during the day, mainly in western parts. Highest temperatures typically ranging 18 to 23 degrees, warmest in the east with light to moderate northwest breezes.”

The forecaster said the “showery outbreak of rain” will become more widespread on Monday evening and night, with temperatures falling to between 11 and 14 degrees.

It added: “The rain will clear early on Tuesday followed by fresher conditions and some scattered showers. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees.”

And a bigger change is in store for later in the week.

Met Éireann warned heavy downpours and thunder are on the cards from Wednesday onwards, with temperatures dropping to as low as nine degrees at night.

The national forecaster added: “The following couple of days will be showery with the risk of heavy downpours and thunder, mixed in with bright or sunny spells too. Highest temperatures typically in the mid to high teens by day and falling to between 9 and 11 degrees at night. It looks like becoming a bit breezier at times by mid-week too with freshening westerly breezes.”



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