July 17, 2024

WEEKEND WEATHER: Kilkenny braced for sleet change in conditions

Stock up in the firelogs and turf, it’s going to be a cold and unsettled weekend weather-wise in Kilkenny.

Met Éireann has forecast icy conditions will return over the coming days, and plenty of showers to go with it.

Today will be mostly cloudy with dry periods and scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

Some sunny spells will develop in Kilkenny and south Leinster, Munster and Connacht but heavy rain will develop in the southwest in the evening with highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees.

Tomorrow will see a wet start to the day with outbreaks of rain over much of the country and some falls of sleet and hill snow in the north and east, with persistent rain drenching southern coastal counties.

Met Éireann said: “The rain will become mostly confined to the south and east in the afternoon. Feeling much cooler than recent days with highs of 2 to 5 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty east to northeast winds.”

Outbreaks of rain will continue to extend over the country on Sunday morning, preceded at times by sleet with snow across parts of the midlands, west and north.

The national forecaster added: “Very cold across the northeastern half of the country with highs of only 1 to 3 degrees, but less cold further south with highs of 4 to 8 degrees in moderate to fresh and gusty easterly winds. Rain will become patchier through the evening with falls of sleet or snow becoming confined to northwestern areas.”

Current indications suggest Monday will start out wet with rain clearing northeastwards during the morning, but it will remain mostly cloudy with scattered patches of rain and drizzle, and top temperatures ranging between just 4 to 8 degrees.


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