WEATHER FORECAST: Mild start to week in Kilkenny, but sleet and snow forecast for later
Kilkenny will experience a relatively mild and dry start to the week, but Met Éireann warned temperatures will drop later on with sleet and even snow forecast for some areas.
Today will be largely dry with some bright spells to start tomorrow, but it will turn cloudier by afternoon with patchy light rain and drizzle spreading from the northwest. But the national forecaster said “many southern and southwestern” areas will stay dry with highest afternoon temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.
Tomorrow is set to be “a blustery day” with scattered patches of drizzle. Met Éireann added: “Drier and brighter spells will develop over Ulster through the day. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty westerly winds.”
Wednesday will be a generally cloudy day with occasional bright spells and scattered outbreaks of light rain and drizzle, most frequent in western areas and highest temperatures of 10 or 11 degrees.
After a comparatively mild start, a spell of rain will move southwards over the country on Thursday. Met Éireann said this will bring “a noticeable drop in temperatures … with the chance of some showers of sleet and snow on to western coasts on Thursday night”.
And the forecaster said of next weekend: “Showery outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow for a time on Friday, with milder conditions returning through the weekend again.”