WEATHER FORECAST: Kilkenny’s in for wet and windy week as Paddy Power gives odds on White Christmas
Kilkenny and the rest of the country are in for a pretty miserable week ahead as a wet and windy few days were forecast.
And looking ahead to Christmas Day, bookmaker Paddy Power seems to think there’s a decent chance of snow at Dublin Airport as it announced odds of 4/1 on a White Christmas.
Met Éireann said today will be a breezy day with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.
The national broadcaster said: “The showers will largely affect southern and western counties, where they may be heavy at times. Drier and brighter conditions will prevail further north and east. Afternoon highs will range 7 to 10 degrees, in moderate to fresh south to southwest winds.”
Tomorrow will be mostly dry with sunny spells, but scattered showers will continue to affect the south and west.
Met Éireann added: “Later in the day, cloud will thicken across Munster with heavy rain moving into the far southwest during the evening, along with freshening southeast winds. Highs of 6 to 9 degrees.”
Wednesday will be a very windy morning with overnight rain clearing northwards to a mix of sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. The national forecaster said there will also be a risk of flooding, with temperature highs of between just 7 to 10 degrees.
Thursday will start mostly dry, with showers or longer spells of rain crossing the country from the west later in the evening and the mercury rising to highs of 8 to 11 degrees.
Early indications suggest conditions will remain unsettled on Friday, with rain at times and temperatures rising to 9 to 11 degrees accompanied by blustery southwesterly winds.