KILKENNY WEATHER: ‘Warm sunshine’ and thunderstorms forecast for weekend
Ireland’s erratic summer is set to continue this weekend and into next week.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said conditions will become warmer over the weekend, but Kilkenny and most of the rest of the country can also look forward to more spells of heavy rain, thunderstorms and possible flooding.
The national forecaster said today will begin cloudy and wet, with outbreaks of rain extending eastwards to all areas. Met Éireann said: “Heavy and possibly thundery in parts of west Munster, west Connacht and later in west Ulster, with a risk of localised flooding. Highs of 17 to 21 degrees in mostly moderate southerly winds, fresh on northern, eastern and southern coasts.”
Tomrrow morning will be dull in the east of the country with further rain, which will clear slowly through the morning and early afternoon. But Met Éireann added: “Brighter weather with showers will follow from the west. The showers will become widespread and heavy through the afternoon and evening and some may be thundery with a risk of spot flooding. Highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees with mostly light southerly or variable breezes.”
Some bright intervals will develop on Sunday, and Met Éireann said there will be “a good deal of dry weather and some scattered showers” with highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees.
The national forecaster said of next week: “On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, it looks like high pressure will dominate the weather over Ireland. It will be warm and largely dry with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees with mostly light east to southeast breezes.”