WEATHER FORECAST: Scorchio! Kilkenny to bake in heatwave all week
Kilkenny will continue to bask is sweltering temerpatures of up to 27 degress over the coming days.
Met Éireann included Kilkenny in a Status Yellow heat warning, which remains in place until noon on Friday.
The alert said: “Continuing very warm until Friday, with day time temperature into the high twenties and very humid at night with temperature staying in the mid to high teens.”
The national forecaster said today will be another very warm today with with plenty of sunshine, “albeit with patchy cloud at times”. It added: “A few localised heavy showers may break out through the midlands during the afternoon or evening. Maximum temperatures generally ranging 24 to 28 or 29 degrees but slightly less warm in northern and eastern coastal areas with a moderate onshore east to northeast breeze.”
Tomorrow will also be a very warm day “with virtually unbroken sunshine”. Met Éireann addedL “Maximum temperatures ranging 24 to 28 degrees generally but a few degrees less warm at the coast with sea-breezes developing. A warm and very humid night to follow on Tuesday night with temperatures overnight only falling back gradually reaching minima of 15 to 18 degrees around dawn.”
Wednesday looks set to be another very hot day with top temperatures ranging 25 to 29 degrees. The naitonal forecaster said: “There’ll be lots of sunshine and just scattered cloud, mainly across the western half of the country. Uncomfortably warm and humid on Wednesday night with temperatures not falling below 16 to 19 degrees with light south or variable winds.”
Another very warm day is forecast for Thursday with sunshine and scattered cloud. Maximum temperatures of 25 to 29 degrees generally, but a few degrees less warm along some coasts in light southeast winds.
Warm sunshine is also forecast for Friday, but with some scattered showers or thunderstorms possible, especially across Munster where more general rain may push in during the day amd maximum temperatures of 22 to 27 degrees.