September 21, 2023

KILKENNY WEATHER: White Christmas could be on the cards – forecast

Those dreaming of a white Christmas may just see their wish come true.

Forecasters yesterday indicated temperatures are set to drop to freezing conditions by the end fo the week.

Weather Alerts Ireland announced the latest weather chart by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts shows some snow depth on Christmas Day, but they warned this could change over the coming days.

And speaking on Twitter, Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather said: ‘Latest ECMWF shifts cold a little North but that results in heavy snow in the North and Northwest Christmas Day! However GFS shows no snow so it’s still wait and see.’

Meanwhile, in its latest forecast, Met Éireann said today will be another dry and generally cloudy day with mist and fog gradually clearing through the morning and just occasional bright spells developing.

And it’s a case of more of the same tomorrow, with further dry and cloudy conditions and similar temperatures, although the  mercury is set to drop as low as minus 2 in parts overnight, with further cold conditions also forecast for Wednesday.

Met Éireann said current indications suggest Thursday will also be mostly cloudy, but it will get wetter with outbreaks of rain extending over much of the south of the country through the day.

As Christmas Day approaches, the national forecaster said conditions are likely to be “more unsettled later in the week and potentially becoming colder too”.



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