WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny to bask in glorious summer sun as heatwave hits
Kilkenny will be basking in mid-20s temperatures this week as a new heatwave prompted by the arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa into the North Atlantic.
Met Éireann tweeted: “Depending on Storm Elsa’s track over the coming days, high pressure may build over Ireland through next week, signalling the possibility of temperatures rising into the mid-20s across Ireland.”
Today will bring a mixture of sunshine and isolated showers in the morning. Met Éireann said the showers will turn more frequent in the afternoon, with some turning heavy over the eastern half of the country in the evening with a chance of isolated thunderstorms and highest temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees.
It will be a generally cloudy start to tomorrow, with scattered patches of drizzle developing in western coastal counties. The national forecaster said: “Elsewhere will be largely dry with sunny spells developing though the day. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees in a light northwesterly breeze.”
Wednesday will be a dry day for most with sunny spells. But Met Éireann warned: “It will be cloudier over western coastal counties with patchy light rain and drizzle developing there through the day. Highest temperatures of 20 to 24 degrees generally, a little less warm along western coasts with temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees, in a moderate southwesterly breeze.”
Thursday will start quite cloudy with scattered patches of light rain and drizzle. The national forcaster added: “It will become drier and brighter through the day, with sunny spells developing. Highest temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees generally, slightly less warm along western and northern coasts, in a light to moderate northwesterly breeze.”
Met Éireann said current indications suggest that will be a good deal of dry weather on Friday aside from light showers in the west. It added: “The weekend will stay largely dry with spells of sunshine. It will be warm too with temperatures widely reaching the mid-twenties.”