March 3, 2024

WEEKEND WEATHER: Colder, cloudier, wetter … but Kilkenny to escape worst of conditions forecast

The weekend is set to be milder, wetter and cloudy – but Kilkenny and the sout east are set to escape the worst of conditions forecast over the coming days.

In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said today will be “a cold, bright day with sunshine and showers, some heavy and of hail and sleet for a time”. Howver, the showers will be more widespread in northern parts of the country. The forecaster added: “Some snow showers are possible for a time too, mainly for Ulster. Later in the day the showers will become more isolated, but with cold and frosty weather setting in quickly after dark. Feeling cold with highest temperatures of just 4 to 8 degrees. Brisk west to northwest winds will make for an added wind chill factor.”

Tomorrow will also be a mostly cloudy, breezy day, but will be mainly dry to begin in most places, including this coroner of the country. But Met Éireann warned: “Rain and drizzle will push down from the northwest over much of the rest of Ulster and Connacht too through the morning, extending further southwards through the afternoon and evening, though parts of south Leinster and south Munster will hold dry. The rain will be heavy at times in Ulster and parts of Connacht. Becoming milder with highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.”

The cloudy conditions will continue into Sunday with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, most persistent and widespread early in the day, but with good dry spells developing later and highest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees.

A few bright spells are possible on Monday, mainly in southern parts, but in general there’ll be a fair deal of cloud around. Met Éireann said: “It will be mainly dry for a time apart from a few spots of drizzle, but more persistent rain and drizzle will push into parts of the north and west later. Mild, with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty southwest winds; stronger in western coastal parts.”

It is set to be less breezy on Tuesday but the mild, mostly cloudy weather will continue with some outbreaks of rain and drizzle, but probably becoming drier from the south through the day, with highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.




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