WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny to bask in sunshine, before ‘depression’ sets in
The beautiful summer weather we enjoyed over the weekend will continue today and tomorrow, but conditions are set to take another turn from the middle of the week, Met Éireann has warned.
The national forecaster said today will be “warm and mainly dry with long spells of sunshine for most”. It will turn cloudier in the afternoon, but Kilkenny and the south east will enjoy some of the best of the weather, with temperatures rising to as high as 21 degrees.
The east and the south will get the best of the weather tomorrow too, with “cloudy or dull” conditions forecast for the western half of the country and highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees. Met Éireann said: “Warm and brighter further east with a good deal of dry weather and hazy sunny spells, with just scattered showers. Highest temperatures in the eastern half of the country of 18 to 21 or 22 degrees inland, cooler at the coast. Winds continuing mainly light to moderate southeasterly.”
However, Met Éireann said “uncertainty increases” from midweek, warning “a depression northwards over the country looks set to bring rain”. The national forecaster added: “Current indications suggest outbreaks of rain will push in over the southern half of the country in the morning, spreading to all areas through the afternoon with a clearance moving into the south by the evening. Highest temperatures of 19 to 20 degrees in Ulster and Connacht, 15 and 17 degrees elsewhere.”
Met Éireann said the “outlook for Thursday and beyond” is for a return of more unsettled conditions, “with showers at times”.