WEEKEND WEATHER: Cold, blustery and wet few days ahead for Kilkenny
Kilkenny’s in for a cold and blustery weekend, according to Met Éireann.
After enjoying an unseasonably mild winter so far, the national forecaster warned we can expect temperatures to drop and wetter conditions from tomorrow.
It said today will be largely dry and cloudy, with just occasional bright spells. Met Éireann added: “A few patches of rain or drizzle will occur, mainly affecting southern and western coastal areas and hills. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees in moderate southwest winds.”
Tomorrow a band of rain will spread across Connacht and Ulster during the morning, extending southeastwards in the direction of Kilkenny and remaining areas of the country in the afternoon.
Met Éireann said: “A clearance to colder conditions with scattered showers will follow across the west and north later in the day. Moderate southwest winds will veer northwest during the day and increase fresh. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees but turning colder later in the day. Cold and breezy on Saturday night with showers affecting western and northern coastal counties, some with hail. Elsewhere, it will be mainly dry with long clear spells. Minimum temperatures of 2 to 5 degrees in moderate to fresh northwest winds.”
Sunday looks set to be a cold and blustery day with sunny spells and some showers. The national forecaster said: “The showers mainly affecting coastal districts of the west and north, perhaps a few drifting in along Irish Sea coasts. Some of the showers will be of hail. Maximum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in brisk northerly winds. Cold and mainly dry on Sunday night with long clear spells. Frost is expected to form widely across the country with lowest temperatures of -1 to +3 degrees in light northerly winds.”
There will be a cold and crisp start to Monday with frost clearing during the morning to leave a dry and bright day with spells of sunshine, but maximum temperatures will range between just 6 to 9 degrees.
Frost is expected to clear from southern counties on Tuesday morning with cloud and a few spots of rain spreading from the north. Met Éireann said it will stay mostly dry during daylight hours albeit with plenty of cloud and a few patches of drizzle and highest temperatures of between 7 to 11 degrees.