WEEKEND WEATHER: Cold, sunshine, winds, thunderstorms – unpredictable few days in store for Kilkenny
Kilkenny and the rest of the country faces an unpredictable weather conditions over the coming days, with sunshine, showers and isolated thunderstorms forecast this weekend.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said it will be dry in most places this morning with some bright spells. But it added it will be mostly cloudy with “some scattered outbreaks of rain moving up across the southern half of the country” and highest afternoon temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.
Tomorrow is set to be a cold day with spells or winter sunshine and also some showers. However, the national forecaster said northern and western counties will get the worst of the wet weather. It added: “Some [showers] heavy with the chance of hail, sleet and isolated thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of just 3 to 6 degrees in moderate to fresh northwesterly winds.”
Sunday will be a largely dry day with sunshine and just a few showers on northern and western coasts and highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.
Met Éireann said there is still some uncertainty about conditions on Monday, but it added: “Current indications suggest that it will start rather dull with outbreaks of rain. The rain will fizzle out by early afternoon with sunny spells developing though some patchy rain will linger in coastal areas. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 degrees.”
The national forecaster said the cold and unsettled conditions are set to continue early next week, with wintry winds likely on Monday and Tuesday nights.