Summertime blues – Kilkenny braced for wet and wild weekend: Met Éireann
WRAP up well if you’re venturing outdoors this weekend, but the safest advice is probably to make the most of the indoors as Kilkenny and the rest of the country braces itself for some rotten weather over the coming days.
The weather has been pretty miserable this week, and Met Éireann has unfortunately predicted more of the same is in store for the weekend.
And local weather guru, Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly, has predicted eastern coastal areas could feel the brunt of Storm Miguel by tonight.
He wrote: “A lot of uncertainty on the exact track of Storm Miguel for Friday evening with a risk of the east coast getting some heavy rain if it tracks a little further west. Something to keep a close eye on if you have plans for Friday night in Dublin or anywhere on east coast.”
As predicted by Met Éireann, today began promisingly with sunshine and blue skies over Kilkenny and throughout Leinster, but conditions are set to deteriorate in the evening.
The national forecaster said: “In the afternoon it will be mostly cloudy with some rain at times in the east, and scattered showers elsewhere. Highest temperatures 13 to 17 degrees.”
Tomorrow will see widespread showers in the afternoon, with highest temperatures ranging between 14 to 16 degrees.
And it’s a similar gloomy forecast for Sunday, with “widespread showers” during the day, drying out later in the night.