WEEKEND WEATHER: Kilkenny to bask in beautiful last blast of summer sun
Our mixed summer is set to end of a very bright note, with temperatures in Kilkenny and the ‘sunny’ south east to soar to up to a sweltering 25 degrees this weekend.
In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said the beautiful blue skies and Mediteranean conditions we’ve enjoyed in recent days is set to continue for the remainder of August.
It said mist and fog will clear from most areas this morning to leave “a largely dry and sunny day with mostly light winds”. Met Éireann added: “Another warm day with highest temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees generally, albeit feeling a little fresher along Irish Sea coasts.”
Saturday will be another mostly dry day, although it will be a little cloudier in the northwest with the chance of a light shower, with highest temperatures of 20 to 23 degrees. The national forecaster said: “Dry on Saturday night and most areas will have clear spells but it will become cloudier in northern areas. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in light northerly or variable winds falling calm at times.”
Sunday will be mostly dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells. Met Éireann said: “Highs will range between 17 degrees in the north to 23 degrees in the south, where the best of the sunshine will be, and there will be light northerly breezes. A mix of clear spells and cloud on Sunday night, while some patchy mist and fog will form once again in the west. Lowest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees in light northeasterly breezes.”
Monday will also be dry, but may become rather cloudy during the day, with the slight chance of a passing shower and temperatures reach highs of 16 to 22 degrees.
Met Éireann said Tuesday will bring “a mix of cloud and sunny spells”, but will stay dry for the most part with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees.
Wednesday will be dry with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, with temperatures rising to up to 21 degrees, although the warmest conditions will be in the northwest..
Early indications suggest it will remain dry with sunny spells and daytime highs generally in the high teens up next weekend.