WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny to sizzle as temperature rise to 20C
Kilkenny will bask in early summer sunshine today, with temperatures soaring to up to a sizzling 20 degrees.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said early mist and fog will lift this morning to unveil ‘a prominently dry day’.
Kilkenny and the east will enjoy the best of the conditions, with long spells of sunshine and temperatures rising to between 16 and 20 degrees.
But unfortunately the welcome warm and sunny weather is not likely to last for long.
The national forecaster warned ‘persistent rain’ will develop in Atlantic coastal counties overnight, and rain will become widespread throughout the country tomorrow, turning heavy at times.
Met Éireann said Tuesday will be ‘a breezy day with frequent showers mixed with sunny spells’.
It added: ‘Longer spells of rain are likely in the west and north. The best dry periods will be in the southeast. Fresh to strong and gusty southwest winds, possibly very strong for a time on Atlantic coasts. Highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees. Showers will persist overnight, most frequent or prolonged in the northwest with clear spells elsewhere.’
Better dry periods have been signalled for Wednesday, with more scattered showers mixed with sunny spells and highest temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees.
And Met Éireann warned the further outlook is for more unsettled conditions towards the second half of the week.
The forecaster said: ‘Generally remaining unsettled with spells of wet and breezy weather moving in from the Atlantic. Early signs show that it may settle down again for the weekend.’