WEATHER FORECAST: Cold and frosty end to 2020, but Kilkenny to escape worst of wet conditions
It will be a cold and frosty few days in Kilkenny until the end of 2020.
However, Met Éireann said inland counties such as Kilkenny will be “reasonably dry” over the next week as coastal counties bear the brunt of the winter showers forecast for the remainder of the year.
The national forecaster said today will be blustery with widespread showers of rain or hail. Met Éireann added: “There is a risk of spot flooding under most persistent showers over the western half of the country. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees but feeling very cold in fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds.”
Tomorrow will be cold and breezy, although there will also be some sunny spells and scattered showers, possibly wintry in some parts, with afternoon temperatures of just 4 to 6 degrees.
Wednesday will be another cold day, but it is likely to be mostly dry in the north and east with some sunny spells at times. Met Éireann added: “Rain and sleet in parts of the west and south will clear southwards in the afternoon and it will become mostly dry. Afternoon temperatures of 2 or 3 degrees in many places, but 5 to 7 degrees in the southwest.”
Thursday (New Year’s Eve) will be cold, but also dry with sunny spells in Kilkenny and the south east. The national forecaster said: “Highs of just 3 to 6 degrees in light to moderate northwest winds. Cold and frosty again on Thursday night with lowest temperatures of -2 to +2 degrees and a few wintry showers in northern areas.”
The first day of 2021 will also be cold with light northerly breezes but most places will be dry with sunny spells with some isolated showers in coastal areas and afternoon temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.