Mercury revs up: Kilkenny set to swelter in 26C temperatures on hottest day of the year
Kilkenny is set to bake tomorrow with thermometers expected to hit up to 26.6C.
Depending on which weather app you use, some are claiming temperatures in Kilkenny could hit a remarkable 28C (82F).
Forecasters are predicting Ireland is set to bask in the hottest day of the year so far and it looks like temperatures in Kilkenny will top them all according to various charts. However, there is a chance the thunderstorms that struck the county just two weeks ago could return.
With temperatures set to remain into the low to mid-20s up until it turns dark, forecasting apps such as WeatherOnLine and Ventucky are saying there is a 30% to 50% chance of thunder showers late tomorrow evening.
Alan O’Reilly speaking on the Carlow Weather Facebook page said: “Some good sunny spells tomorrow (Thursday), but then showery again with a risk of thunderstorms Thursday night, especially in the East.”
However, it is not expected that the sweltering conditions will continue, and we may see a noticeable reduction of temperatures for the weekend, dropping back into mid-teens and a chance of rain.
Despite the scorching temperature, it is expected the mercury will remain well below the record temperature ever set for Kilkenny, which was in also in June – in 1887 where on June 26 it hit 33.3C (92F).
It is highly advised if you are outside for prolonged period to apply sunblock and carry the sun-protection with you.