WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny to enjoy best of sunny spells forecast this week
Kilkenny and the ‘sunny south east’ can look forward to the best of the weather forecast by Met Eireann this week.
The national forecaster said it will be “overall cloudy over the coming days” with patchy outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mainly across the north and west at first, but spreading elsewhere later in the week.
But this corner of the country will escape the worst of the showers and enjoy the highest temperatures forecast for the coming days.
Met Éireann said today will start “largely dry and bright” with just a few isolated showers in parts of the west and north. It added: “Cloud will increase by the afternoon, however, with patchy rain and drizzle pushing into north Ulster. Staying mostly dry elsewhere, with the best of the limited sunshine in the south and southwest. Top temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, coolest in the north and northwest with mostly moderate northwest breezes, fresh up along western and northern coasts.”
Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy to begin with light outbreaks of rain and drizzle, but these will become largely confined to the north and northwest by the afternoon. Met Éireann said: “Some sunny spells in the southeast and east later where it will feel mild into the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 or 20 degrees Celsius, in mostly moderate northwest winds; coolest for north and west coasts, where northwest winds will be fresh.”
The national forecaster said Wednesday will be “mostly cloudy or overcast with patchy light rain or drizzle and just light westerly or variable breezes”. Met Éireann added: “Some areas will stay dry but with limited sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees Celsius, best values once again in the southeast and east.”
Thursday will also be mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Met Éireann said there will be hill and coastal fog in parts, but added: ” Some mild or warm sunshine getting through too though. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees Celsius, in just light variable breezes.”
Early indications suggest Friday will be a wet day with showery outbreaks of rain sweeping northeastwards over the country. But Met Éireann added: “It will feel fairly mild and humid with highs of 17 to 21 degrees.”