WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny to get best of wintry conditions this week
Wrap up well if you’re venturing outside this week as Kilkenny’s in more wintry cold and unsettled conditions. However, the south east will generally get the best of the weather forecast over the coming days.
Met Éireann said it will be “generally cloudy” this morning with further outbreaks of rain, but these will be mainly confined to the northwest of the country by the afternoon. A forecaster added: “Some sunny spells will develop, the best of which will be in the southwest. Once again, mist or fog will occur in parts through the day. Temperatures returning to near normal values everywhere with highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.”
Tomorrow will be damp and rather breezy to begin with further patchy drizzle. Met Éireann said: “A band of heavy rain will arrive into Atlantic counties during the afternoon, moving eastwards during the evening. The rain will be accompanied by a fresh and gusty southwest wind, veering west to northwest as the rain clears later. Highest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees Celsius.”
Wednesday will be a cool showery day with scattered heavy showers, some turning wintry with the chance of lightning, but the showers will be most frequent in the west and north, with highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees. It will turn very cold overnight, with frost and ice, especially in sheltered areas and lowest temperatures of -1 to +2 degrees.
Much of Thursday will be dry with sunny spells and light westerly breezes. But low cloud and scattered outbreaks of rain will extend from the west later in the day. Met Éireann said: “Cold across the north and east with highest temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees Celsius, but with milder conditions elsewhere.”