WEATHER FORECAST: ‘Awful’ – Kilkenny braced for torrential rain and high winds
Kilkenny and much of the rest of the country are in for a rough couple of days ahead as torrential rain and high winds hit.
Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather predicts Wednesday will be an “awful” day and warned people against making any outdoor plans.
Met Éireann has also forecast some very wet conditions with the possibility of flooding. However temperatures will remain unseasonably high, nearing 15 degrees in parts over the next two days.
Today will be mostly cloudy and misty with outbreaks of rain in many areas. The national forecaster said rain will be heaviest and most persistent in “southern coastal counties”, with maximum temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.
It will also be rather cloudy to begin with tomorrow, with good dry periods but also patches of mist and drizzle.
Met Éireann said: “Some bright or short sunny spells developing but southerly breezes will freshen during the afternoon and rain will reach Atlantic coastal counties before evening, extending eastwards. Maximum temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees. A band of heavy rain will extend across the country on Tuesday night and become slow-moving. Heavy rain is expected with a risk of some flooding. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees.”
Latest forecasts suggests Wednesday will be a very wet and rather breezy day with heavy rain for much of the country. Met Éireann added: There is a risk of flooding in some areas. Windy in the east and south with maximum temperatures ranging 11 to 13 degrees. Rain will eventually clear northwards on Wednesday night allowing it to turn drier and colder for a time. Minimum temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.”
Good dry and bright spells are expected in the east and north on Thursday but rain will affect some southern and western parts at times with highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees.
Things are looking a bit brighter for next weekend. Early indications suggest rain will clear eastwards during Friday with sunshine and showers following.