June 25, 2024

WEEKEND WEATHER: Kilkenny faces high winds as Storm Arwen approaches

A storm is set to move across Ireland tomorrow, bringing gusts of up to 110km/h along some coastal counties.

Britain will bear the full brunt of Storm Arwen, but it will be very windy and cold in Kilkenny and the rest of the country as well, particularly in coastal counties. Met Éireann has issued yellow wind warnings for counties Donegal, Mayo and Sligo.

The national forecaster said northerly winds will gust at speeds of 90 to 110 km/hr throughout tomorrow, with significantly higher gusts at times along north facing coasts and on the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal.

Met Éireann said: “There will be sunny spells and widespread blustery showers and some of the showers will turn to sleet later, with snow possible on high ground. Temperatures in the early afternoon will be around 4 to 9 degrees, but it will get colder through the afternoon.”

It will remain quite windy tomorrow morning with fresh to strong north to northwest winds, but it will become gradually calmer through the day. Met Éireann added: “It will be a cold and bright day with long spells of sunshine and while most areas will stay dry, there will be a few showers in the north and towards the west coast. Cloud will increase over the western half of the country later. Afternoon temperatures of just 4 to 6 degrees.”

Sunday will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, but these will be heaviest in the northwest. The national forecaster said: “It will be cold in the morning and will stay cold in the east, with afternoon temperatures of just 3 to 5 degrees, however it will become milder in the west with temperatures increasing to around 8 to 11 degrees. Moderate northwesterly winds will develop in the west but otherwise winds will be light and variable.”

Monday morning will be cloudy with widespread outbreaks of rain, but this will clear southeastwards and will be followed by scattered showers for the afternoon and evening, mainly in the north and west. It will also be a milder day, with highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.

Current indications suggest it will stay mild and mild and unsettled into early next week with showers or longer spells of rain.

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