WEEKEND WEATHER: Indian Summer in store for Kilkenny as temperatures set to soar to 21C
Kilkenny’s in for a late but welcome blast of Autumn sun over the coming days, with temperatures set to rise to a sizzling 21 degrees.
Met Éireann says our late Indian Summer could continue for much of next week, but – inevitably – there will be some rain at times.
The midlands will enjoy the best of the heat on Sunday, while the east will be sunniest on Monday.
The national forecaster said: “Sunday will be a warmer day with temperatures of 20C to 21C in the afternoon as winds go southerly in direction.
“It’ll be mostly dry too with some sunshine breaking through in the midlands, coastal counties look like being cloudier with maybe some mist and drizzle, especially at the coast.
“Monday will be rather cloudy in the west with outbreaks of rain, the east will be drier with some sunshine and temperatures of 20C or 21C in southerly winds.”
But much of the country will see a mixed bag of conditions before the warmer weather arrives.
Today will be dry at first, but rain will spread southeastwards from the west and northwest later in the day. Met Éireann said: “Brighter conditions will follow from the northwest by the afternoon, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Maximum temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.”
Tomorrow will be generally dry, with the east and south east avoiding “persistent and occasionally heavy rain” forecast to develop in the northwest by evening. The national forecaster added: “Further south will remain dry with sunny spells. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds, increasing strong on western coasts later.”
Early indications suggest the warm weather will continue through the middle of next week, albeit with some showers and further outbreaks of rain at times.