April 1, 2023

WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny braced for another change in conditions

More unsettled conditions over the coming week will cast a cloud over the beautiful blue spring skies we’ve enjoyed in Kilkenny in recent days.

In its latest forecast, Met Éireann warned of “increasingly unsettled conditions as a more active Atlantic airflow takes hold” over the coming days. The national forecaster also said it will be colder this week.

Today will be “a mostly cloudy day with patchy light rain or drizzle”, mainly in western and southern coastal counties. But there will be occasional sunny breaks too, with highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

Tomorrow will be breezy and mostly cloudy with occasional outbreaks of light rain or drizzle and highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees with moderate southerly winds.

Met Éireann said Wednesday will be changeable with breezy and showery conditions bringing longer spells of rain at times. The national forecaster added: “Dry and bright spells also, the best of which will be further east. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees with fresh and gusty southwest winds, strong in western coastal areas.”

Thursday morning will bring showery rain in some areas, with a band of heavier rain crossing the country during the day and highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees. Met Éireann said: “Widespread showers will follow the rain and continue overnight, with a risk of some heavy showers in the west and northwest. Becoming cold with lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees, with showers possibly turning wintry at times. Southwest winds will become strong in western coastal areas.”

Friday will be breezy or windy with widespread showers mixed with bright and sunny spells. The national forecaster added: “Risk of showers being heavy, possibly turning wintry at times. Feeling cold with highs of 5 to 8 degrees and fresh westerly winds, strongest along Atlantic coasts. Showers will likely ease overnight, but it will remain breezy. Lowest temperatures of 1 to 5 degrees.”

Met Éireann said current indications suggest the unsettled weather will continue into next weekend, “with spells of wet and windy weather likely”.


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