January 17, 2021

Kilkenny to enjoy a mild and dry end to 2018: Met Éireann

SOME more welcome news on the weather front – the unseasonably mild temperatures we’ve seen in Kilkenny and throughout the country in recent days are set to continue for the final days of 2018.

Met Éireann has forecast dry conditions as Kilkenny rings in the New Year early next week.

The national forecaster said it is expecting a “predominantly dry day” on New Year’s Eve, with top temperatures of between 7 to 10 degrees. Meanwhile, the high pressure over Europe is set to continue to extend mild conditions over Ireland through the first day of 2019.

New Year’s Day is set to be dry once again, but with the possibility of patches of rain or drizzle and maximum temperatures between 8 to 11 degrees.

The national outlook for the coming days is expected to be similar to the Christmas period so far, with mostly dry weather on Saturday and temperatures reaching 8 to 12 degrees. There will be patches of rain or drizzle on Saturday which could turn persistent for a time, but only in the West and North West.

Overnight rain on Saturday is due to clear by Sunday morning, bringing mild temperatures and some sunshine in areas.

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