September 30, 2023

WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny braced for more unsettled conditions in aftermath of Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis has passed, but the cold and stormy condtions we’ve endured over the past fortnight are set to continue, Met Éireann has warned.

Thousands of homes across the country were left without power yesterday after Dennis swept through the country, felling trees and making driving conditions trecherous in parts.

It may come as some relief that Kilkenny was not included in the latest Status Yellow weather warning that was issued for Cork, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo

However, there will be no let up in the cold and unsettled conditions we’ve seen since the beginning of the month.

The national forecaster said today will be a cold, bright and blustery day with sunny spells and heavy showers of rain or hail.

Met Éireann added: “There will again be a risk of thunder and some of the showers will turn wintry on higher ground. Highest temperatures of 5 to 7 degrees with fresh and gusty westerly winds becoming strong at times in coastal areas.”

Tomorrow will continue cold, bright and breezy with sunshine and scattered wintry showers, according to Met Éireann, with highest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees with “fresh, gusty westerly winds”.

Wednesday will see rain will spread eastwards across the country and will continue through the day and night, eventually clearing overnight.

The national forecaster said Thursday will be “cold and bright with sunny spells and occasional showers or rain or hail with sleet or snow possible on high ground” and highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees

On Friday, rain will spread eastwards across the country with fresh to strong southwest winds and highest temperatures of between 9 to 11 degrees.

Met Éireann said the weather will continue to be unsettled next weekend “with spells of rain or showers”.

PHOTO: An uprooted tree lies fallen on power lines in Ballygub, Kilkenny

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