WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny braced for week of rain, thunderstorms and threat of flooding
It may officially be summer, but Met Éireann has warned of some distinctly wintery conditions over the coming days.
The national forecaster said Kilkenny and the rest of the country is set to endure some pretty miserable unsettled conditions this week.
The week will get off to a pretty bad start, with widespread showers forecast for this morning. Met Éireann said: “Some of the showers will be heavy with the risk of hail and thunderstorms, leading to some spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh south to southwest winds, becoming strong at times near the southeast coast during the afternoon.”
More showers are forecast for the south of the country tomorrow, again with a risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms, but there will be sunny spells in parts of the northern half of the country. Tha national forecaster said: “Highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in moderate to fresh southeast winds, veering westerly in southern areas during the afternoon.”
There will be some sunny spells on Wednesday, also some “scattered thundery showers once again”, according to Met Éireann. These showers will again be most frequent and heaviest in the south. highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees.
The national forecaster said there will also be “widespread thundery showers” on Thursday, with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.
Met Éireann said current indications indicate there may be “slightly drier conditions” on Friday, but the forecast warned the unsettled conditions are set to continue into next weekend.