January 17, 2022

WEATHER WARNING: Kilkenny to be battered by ‘severe and damaging gusts’

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for the entire country – with Kilkenny set to be battered by ‘severe and damaging gusts’.

The warning was issued following an advisory from the national weather service about the heavy wind and rain travelling over the country today.

The warning has been in place since 7am this morning. It will remain in place until 4pm.

Met Éireann said “Strong and gusty southwest winds will veer westerly early this afternoon with some severe and damaging gusts; heavy squally spells of rain continuing too.”

Met Éireann has forecast a wet and windy day, with conditions not expected to clear until late afternoon when some sunshine will appear.

“Wet and windy this morning with outbreaks of rain, turning heavy and squally at times. The rain will clear into the Irish Sea during the afternoon with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers following behind. Mild in the first half of the day with highest temperatures of 11 to 13 degrees but turning colder later. Strong and gusty southerly winds will veer westerly in the afternoon,” the national forecaster said.

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