WEATHER WARNING: Kilkenny braced for snow showers as cold front sweeps in from Canada
Kilkenny is bracing for a bitterly cold start to the week as a cold front sweeps in from Canada, bringing the possibility of snow today and tomorrow.
Just as Storm Ciara receeded yesterday, Met Éireann was warning temperatures will plummet across the country for the first half of the week.
The national forecaster said: “As Storm Ciara moves away … colder air originating from Canada begins to feed down over Ireland.
“This will bring scattered wintry precipitation. The risk of snowfall increases during Monday and the risk will continue through Tuesday. While snow showers may develop anywhere they will occur chiefly in parts of the west and north, with some accumulations possible.
“The windy conditions that the country has experienced over the last few days will persist and coupled with the colder air it will feel bitterly cold, with significant wind chill.”
Wednesday will be another cold day, but with lighter winds, at least during daylight hours.
At the moment it looks like turning wet and windy for Wednesday evening, according to Met Éireann, followed by “squally showers on Thursday” with the ongoing risk of severe winds at times and wintry falls.
Milder weather is forecast for Friday and Saturday, thought it is likely to remain unsettled right through the week.