WEATHER FORECAST: Wet and windy weekend as Kilkenny emerges from snow and ice warnings
Kilkenny faces a pretty miserable weekend as the county emerges from separate snow and ice and wind warnings this morning.
The latest Status Yellow snow and ice warning which was issued for Kilkenny and neighbouring Carlow, Wexford, Tipperary and Laois, counties Kildare, Longford, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Clare and the entire province of Connacht at 5pm yesterday remains in place until 8am this morning.
Kilkenny and the rest of Leinster, Munster and Connacht were also included in a separate wind warning which also expires at 8am.
This morning will see lingering wintry falls in Leinster, while there will be outbreaks of rain across southern counties, persisting for much of the day. Things are looking brighter for this afternoon, however, which is set to be largely dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells.
Tomorrow, unfortunately, will bring more wet and windy weather. Met Éireann said: “Further falls of sleet and snow will affect Connacht, Ulster and parts of north and east Leinster at first, before transitioning to rain later.
“Rain will again be heaviest in southern coastal counties, maintaining the risk of flooding. Staying cold in Ulster and Leinster with afternoon temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees, but turning milder in Connacht and Munster with temperatures reaching 6 to 11 degrees. Southeasterly winds will continue fresh to strong and gusty.”
Sunday will bring further outbreaks of rain, turning heavy and persistent through the afternoon. It will be breezy again too, with fresh and gusty southerly winds developing and highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.
Early indications suggest next week will stay very unsettled with further spells of wet and windy weather.