WEATHER FORECAST: Frost and sub zero temperatures forecast as Kilkenny braced for ‘historic cold blast’
Kilkenny and the rest of the county is braced for a dramtic weather change that will see tempertaures plummet to as low as -3 degrees this week.
Met Éireann warned the mercury will drop to sub zero this week, with showery outbreaks turning wintry today, and also Thursday and Friday.
Experts Europe Weather are forecasting a major downturn in the forecast too in an “historic cold blast” that they say “will impact the UK and Ireland”.
They said: “A very dramatic weather pattern change is coming up for the Easter holidays this year. An extreme and historic Arctic cold blast will impact the UK and Ireland first, then spread towards central Europe and the Mediterranean early next week.
“It appears likely that the Arctic cold blast will be so intense, that it will become historic in some parts of Europe.”
Met Éireann warned this week will be colder than normal with “unusually late season frost” hitting hard also.
The national forecaster said it will be another “unseasonably cold day” today, with brisk northerly winds continuing to feed down scattered wintry showers. Met Éireann said: “Munster and south Leinster will stay driest with showers mainly confined to eastern coasts into the afternoon. Sunny spells will occur through the day also. Highest temperatures will range 4 to 7 degrees, coldest in the north, with an added wind chill factor again.”
The national forecaster said temperatures will plummet to as low as -3 degrees tonight.
It will be less cost tomorrow, but generally cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and highest temperatures of 8 to 10 degrees.
Thursday will be also be cloudy and breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain or drizzle, but this will be followed be clearer and much colder weather later in the evening. Met Éireann said temperatures will drop to 0 to 3 degrees.
Friday will also be a cold day with sunny spells. The national forecaster said: “Highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees Celsius with an added wind chill factor. Very cold on Friday with long clear spells. Lowest temperatures of -4 to 0 degrees Celsius with a widespread sharp to severe frost and with a few fog patches also.”