February 2, 2023

Snow joke: Kilkenny faces more wintry showers this weekend, says Met Éireann

SO far it has been a ‘March of many weathers’. And the changeable conditions are set to continue over the weekend.

The country was covered in a blanket on snow last weekend as Storm Freya caused travel chaos. And the snow may not be over yet as Met Eireann confirmed wintry showers will hit this weekend and early next week.

The national forecaster has predicted a frosty few days ahead for Kilkenny and the rest of Leinster.

It said today will by dry at first. But cloud will build after lunchtime and bring more rain and icy temperatures.

Met Éireann said: “The rain may fall as sleet or snow for a time on high ground in eastern parts before clearing to bright or sunny spells and isolated showers during the late afternoon. Highs of 8 to 11 Celsius, mildest in the south.

“Southwest breezes will increase moderate to fresh and gusty with the onset of the rain then veer westerly with the clearance. Winds will be strong at times near the south coast.”

It is set to be another extremely cold night on Sunday as the country experiences widespread frost.

Met Eireann is forecasting a wet and windy start to next week, with more wintry showers looming.

A spokesperson said: “Sunday is looking to be a very cold and blustery day with sunny spells and wintry showers.

“Highest temperatures of 2C to 5C will be recorded with fresh, gusty westerly winds, which will be strong in coastal areas.

“Frost is likely to be widespread on Sunday night. Current indications are that early next week will continue unsettled with wet and windy weather at times and some wintry showers.”

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