Rare sunny spells on the way, but don’t hang up the umbrella just yet
THE heavy showers and storm conditions Kilkenny endured this week are set to ease today and over the weekend, with even a rare hint of sunshine on the cards.
Kilkenny was one of the counties worst affected by Storm Diana earlier this week, with more than 8,000 homes, farms and businesses temporarily left without power.
Overall, Met Éireann is forecasting much improved weather conditions in Kilkenny and the South East today and tomorrow – but don’t put away your umbrellas just yet.
The national forecaster warned there will be some scattered heavy showers today, though these will mainly be in the western and northern areas and that overall it will be “cool and bright with sunny spells”.
Temperatures will drop tonight, with a touch of frost or fog in some parts of the country, but tomorrow will mainly be “bright and cool with a mix of cloud and sunny breaks and just a few well scattered showers”.
Sunday will be cloudy and see rain return to most parts of the country, but the west and the north will experience the heaviest showers.
Met Éireann said: “More persistent rain will develop during the afternoon, with heavy falls in parts of the west and north. Highs of 8 to 12 degrees Celsius, highest in the south in mostly moderate southwest breezes fresh and gusty near the south and southwest coasts. Some dry periods on Sunday night but further rain later across the southern half of the country.”