WEATHER FORECAST: Spring freeze – temperatures to plummet to zero this week but Kilkenny to escape worst of rain
The beautiful Spring weather we’ve enjoyed in recent weeks in set to come to abrupt end over the coming days as temperatures plummet and rain makes an unwelcome return to Kilkenny.
Met Éireann has warned “unsettled” weather is on the cards this week, with scattered outbreaks of rain and generally much cooler conditions.
The national forecaster has said that today will be “mostly cloudy and misty” but heavier showers will hit southern counties later today.
Met Éireann said the outlook for the week is “turning cooler with low pressure becoming more dominant this week, resulting in generally more unsettled conditions with some rain at times”.
Today is set to be cool and bright, with Kilkenny set to escape showers forecast for northern areas.
However, temperatures are set to plummet to zero degrees tonight, ushering in a much cooler week ahead.
Met Éireann said: “Monday, will be a cool and bright day, generally, with a few showers, mainly in the north.
“The best of the sunshine will be through the morning, with cloudier periods occurring during the afternoon.
“Remaining patches of rain and drizzle affecting southern coastal counties will clear during the morning.”
Tomorrow will be another cool and bright day, albeit with some scattered showers. The best of the sunshine will be through the morning and evening hours, with cloudier periods occurring during the afternoon.
A spell of rain is likely push in from the southwest on Wednesday morning.
The national forecast said Munster and south Leinster “have a reasonable chance of seeing some appreciable amounts” of rainfall, with temperatures highs of between just nine to 12 degrees.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle with highest temperature of 10 or 13 degrees.
The early indications for Friday and next weekend is for largely unsettled conditions “with showers or longer spells of rain moving up from the south or southwest”, according to Met Éireann.