WEATHER FORECAST: More sleet and snow falls in store for Kilkenny
Kilkenny’s in for a very cold week ahead as temperatures plummnet to sub zero degrees. However the weather will be largely dry and bright, with Kilkenny escaping most of the rain forecast for coastal areas.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said today will bring a mix of cloud and sunny spells, “with further showers feeding in from the Irish Sea”. It added: “Showers will turn wintry away from coasts with some falls of sleet and snow, especially over high ground. Afternoon temperatures of 2 to 4 degrees, slightly higher along coasts where northeast winds will be moderate to fresh. Light to moderate winds elsewhere.”
There will be little change tomorrow. The national forecaster said it will be cloudy at times in the east and south, with isolated rain and sleet showers on the coasts and “good sunshine elsewhere”. Met Éireann added: “Fog may linger in to the afternoon in parts of the south. Afternoon temperatures of 2 or 3 degrees will fall overnight to as low as -3 degrees. Light north or northeast breezes will keep temperatures just a little higher at coasts.”
Wednesday is set to be a mainly dry day with just a few isolated showers in coastal areas. It will be cold, with afternoon temperatures of just 1 or 2 degrees, even with some sunshine. The national forecaster said: “It will cloud in from the west through the afternoon, with outbreaks of rain arriving in Atlantic coasts on Wednesday night. The rain will break up as it clears southeastwards, turning wintry in some areas. Lowest temperatures of -3 to 0 degrees with frost and ice stretches.”
Met Éireann said the cold weather will continue on Thursday and Friday, with further wintry showers or longer spells of sleet or snow at times. It forecast “day time temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees with freezing conditions overnight”.