Temperatures to plummet to below minus as cold front sweeps in: Met Éireann
TEMPERATURES in Kilkenny and across the country are set to plummet over the coming days after an unseasonably mild December and January so far.
Met Éireann said temperatures for today and tomorrow could reach up to 10C.
However, Wednesday will see rain and colder weather, which will become even worse by Thursday and could see temperatures fall into minus figures on both nights.
Temperatures are not expected to rise above 6C for both days and will drop significantly overnight.
Met Éireann forecaster Deirdre Lowe said: “A cold front is going to move down on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning so that will bring a spell of rain and after that it turns much colder, particularly on Wednesday night and Thursday night.
“There will be frosty conditions and temperatures will be well down on what we’ve had for a while.”
Forecasters said the drop in temperatures and the “noticeable change” will be due to a “colder polar maritime air mass”.
On Thursday temperatures won’t rise above 6C and could drop to -3C overnight.
On Friday, some rain and sleet is possible.