WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny’s in for mix of sunshine and showers this week
Kilkenny will see some sunshine return this week, but expect some showers and unsettled conditions over the coming days.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said today will be “mostly cloudy with further showers and some bright or sunny intervals”. It added: “The showers will be heaviest and most widespread through the afternoon, with some thundery and with a risk of hail and localised flooding. It will brighten up from the west through the evening. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees with light to moderate west to northwest breezes.”
Tomorrow will be a largely dry day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells with just some light showers. The national forecast said: “Feeling rather pleasant with highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees, possibly reaching 21 degrees along eastern coasts, in light southwesterly breezes. During the evening, some patchy drizzle will develop along Atlantic coasts.”
On Wednesday, persistent and locally heavy band of rain will gradually track eastwards through the day, clearing into the Irish Sea by the evening. Met Éireann added: “Behind the rain, sunshine will follow along with isolated showers. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees, mildest in the east and south. Moderate southerly winds will veer westerly during the day.”
Met Éireann said there is “some uncertainty for Thursday” as a low pressure system approaches the country. But it added: “Current indications suggest that it will be a day of sunny spells and well scattered showers but there is the potential for windy conditions to develop. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees.”
Current indications suggest the unsettled weather will continue through Friday and the weekend with showers and longer spells of rain and highest temperatures ranging between 16 to 20 degrees.