July 18, 2024

Met Éireann: Rain, hail and thunder … with a few sunny spells in between

THERE will be no let-up in the miserable weather that plagued Kilkenny and most other parts of the country last week, with forecasters predicting more heavy showers, hail  and thunder over the coming days.

Met Éireann said tomorrow will start brightly enough, remaining dry over much of the eastern half of the country. Heavy showers in the west and south will then spread eastwards and become widespread in the afternoon, with some thunder and even hail. Highest temperatures will be nine to 12 degrees, with moderate southerly breezes.

Further heavy showers are forecast for tomorrow night, before gradually dying out overnight. Lowest temperatures will be between two to six degrees.

Tuesday will start off dry with sunny spells in the east, before persistent rain develops in the west and spreads to all areas. The rain will be heavy at times and is likely to continue through the evening and night. Highest temperatures will be between 11 to 13 degrees.

Wednesday will start off cloudy, with rain in many areas. The rain will become lighter and more patchy during the day before eventually dying out during the evening and night. It will be mild, with highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees and moderate to fresh southerly winds.

Forecasters say conditions will improve towards the end of the week. Thursday will be mainly dry, with Kilkenny experiencing some of the best of the sunshine, along with other parts of the east and midlands.

Met Éireann said it currently looks as if Friday and next weekend will be mainly dry, with sunny spells. Temperatures will reach between 12 and 14 degrees on Friday and Saturday, but will drop back to 9 or 10 degrees on Sunday.


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