WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny braced for thunder showers and possible flooding
KILKENNY will experience more unsettled weather over this week, with rain or showers most days and heavy downpours and thundery showers forecast for today.
Met Éireann said the forecast for today is for heavy and locally thundery rain with the potential for further flooding in places.
Kilkenny was one of 20 counties included in a status yellow rainfall warning issued at 6pm yesterday and the alert will remain in place until midnight tonight.Highest temperatures will range between 10 to 14 degrees, with moderate winds.
It is likely to stay very wet across the east of the country, with high volumes of rain and further spot flooding tonight. Mist and fog will set in widely too, in near calm. It will be chilly, with lows of 4 to 7 degrees.
The national forecaster said the mist and fog will slowly clear tomorrow with some sunny spells developing. Tuesday will begin largely dry. Wet and windy weather will move into the west and southwest of the country by early afternoon, and this will gradually extend to the rest of the country by evening.
On Wednesday, early morning mist and fog will clear and many areas will stay dry for the day with sunny spells and moderate southerly breezes, with highest temperatures of between 11 to 14 degrees.
Things will improve in Kilkenny and the east of the country on Thursday, where we can expect dry and bright weather, unlike the heavy showers forecast for western coastal areas. However, it will be relatively cold, with temperatures reaching the low teens at best.