February 9, 2023

WEEKEND WEATHER: Here we snow again! Kilkenny braced for another Big Freeze – Met Éireann

Kilkenny and the rest of the country are braced for significant snow falls next week as temperatures plummet again.

Met Éireann said it is on “high alert” for the second half of next week as mercury levels drop significantly from Sunday.

Head of Forecasting Evelyn Cusack told RTÉ a cold weather system is set to move in from the Atlantic towards western Europe from Wednesday.

She said snow showers are expected in the east lof the country early next week, with more widespread showers in the days after.

Ms Cusack said: “From Wednesday night and for the second half of next week a storm system is pushing in from the Atlantic towards western Europe and that has the potential to cause some very inclement condition.”

Cold conditions are expected over the weekend, with temperatures dropping to between 2-5 degrees with isolated wintry showers.

Met Éireann said today will start off dry in most areas with sunny spells. However, showers will feed into northern and western coastal counties later this morning, spreading further inland during the afternoon and evening.

The national forecaster said tomorrow will be “a cold and mostly cloudy day with scattered showers – mainly across the eastern half of Ireland”. Met Éireann added: “Showers may merge into longer spells of rain across some eastern counties with the risk of hail here. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees Celsius in mostly moderate northeasterly breezes.”

It will be cold again on Sunday with highest temperatures of just 2 to 5 degrees. However, most areas will be “fully dry albeit cloudy,” Met Éireann said.

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