WEATHER FORECAST: Wet and windy week ahead for Kilkenny as Storm Alex passes
Kilkenny is braced for a wet and windy week ahead as parts of the country were battered by the tail end of Storm Alex.
Ireland was hit by rain and gusts of up to 100km/h last night as Met Éireann weather warnings were extended until this morning.
The national forecaster said bright spells will emerge after the worst of the rain clears.
Met Éireann added: “Cloudy on Monday morning with further rain or drizzle. The rain will clear slowly northeastwards through the day with bright spells and showers following from the west. Highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.
“On Monday night showers or longer spells of rain will affect much of the country. It will be blustery in Munster with fresh, gusty westerly winds. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees.”
Tomorrow will be breezy with widespread showers, some of which will be heavy, although there will be some dry and sunny spells and highest temperatures of between 12 to 14 degrees.
Wednesday will be another showery day with sunny spells, cool with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees, and the glum outlook is likely to continue for the rest of the week.
Met Éireann added: “Current indications are that showers will continue on Wednesday night and Thursday. However, there is potential for wet and windy conditions spreading from the southwest overnight Wednesday and persisting into Thursday.
“Cool and showery conditions will continue to the end of the week and into the weekend.”