WEATHER FORECAST: Why Kilkenny eyes will be smiling on St Patrick’s Day
Kilkenny revellers can look forward to a dry, bright and sunny St Patrick’s Day as fair spring weather washes away the unsettled conditions over the past week.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said cloud and showery weather ni the northern half of the country will clear during the morning, “leaving a largely dry day with good sunny spells and just light well scattered showers” and highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.
Tomorrow will begin dry, with cloud building through the morning and rain arriving in the west by afternoon. But Met Éireann added: “During the afternoon and evening, rain will extend gradually eastwards. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds. Rain and drizzle on Tuesday night, most persistent in the east of the country. Lowest temperatures of zero to plus 4 degrees with winds falling light southerly.”
Wednesday is set to be rather cloudy, with rain and drizzle clearing from the east with drier and clearer weather by evening and highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.
And Thursday – St. Patrick’s Day – will be a mainly dry day with some sunshine and just isolated showers early in the day, with afternoon temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees.
Current indications suggest the settled spell that starts on Wednesday night will continue in to the weekend with sunshine, light winds and temperatures of 13 or 14 degrees in the afternoon and clear skies at night.