‘Rain, sleet and snow’ – wrap up well if you’re venturing outdoors this weekend
WRAP up well if you’re venturing outdoors today and tomorrow as Met Éireann has forecast a pretty grim weekend for Kilkenny and most of the country.
A snow-ice warning issued for counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Longford, Louth, Meath, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo expired at 8am this morning.
In Kilkenny, today began brightly enough, but in the late afternoon rain is set to spread across the county and the rest of Leinster and Munster.
It will be cold too, with temperatures of between 6 to 10 degrees, and strong “gusty westerly winds”, according to the national forecaster.
And temperatures are set to plummet even further tonight,
Met Éireann said: “Rain will turn to sleet and snow over much of Munster and Leinster. It will continue for a time and will gradually clear overnight.”
Unfortunately the picture doesn’t get any brighter for tomorrow.
The national forecaster added: “Sunday will be a cold, raw day with widespread wintry showers or rain, hail, sleet or snow with a risk of thunder. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with fresh to strong, gusty westerly winds and with gale at times along west and north coasts.”