September 28, 2023

WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny’s in for more twists and turns as Easter approaches

Kilkenny is in for more unsettled weather this week before sunny spells return in time for the start of the Easter weekend. But before you break out the sun cream, Met Éireann has warned the weather will turn again for the worst over Easter weekend as wet and wintry conditions return.

The national forecaster said this morning will be “rather cloudy” with patchy rain, drizzle and mist. Met Éireann added: “Some heavier falls of rain in the far northwest for a time. During the afternoon, rain will mostly clear away to the north with much of the country becoming dry. It will continue generally cloudy but some sunny spells will occur, especially in the east. A mild and breezy day with highest temperatures ranging 13 to 17 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds.”

Mist and fog is forecast for Leinster and Munster on Tuesday morning, but it will be dry in most places and very mild with some pleasant spells of sunshine and highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, but rain may be persistent in some areas through the day. Met Éireann said: “Much cooler from the previous few days with values from 8 to 12 degrees and light to moderate northeasterly breezes.”

Thursday will also be cloudy to begin with some rain and drizzle, but this will clear later to give a mainly dry day across the country with plenty of sunshine and highest temperatures ranging from around 10 degrees along north and east facing coasts to up to 14 or 15 degrees in parts of the southwest.

Friday will be a mostly dry and sunny day with highest temperatures of between 10 to 15 degrees.

Met Éireann warned the unsettled conditions will return next weekend. The national forecaster added: “High pressure will continue to dominate for Saturday bringing a mostly dry day with a mix of cloud and sunshine. High pressure will then start to decline to the southwest, so turning more unsettled and turning colder over Easter, with some rain moving down from the north, followed by showers, some wintry.”

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