February 29, 2024

WEEKEND WEATHER: Kilkenny to enjoy ‘best and brightest spells’ over coming days

Kilkenny and the south east are set to emjoy the best of fairly settled conditions forecast over the next week.

In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said today will be largely dry with mist and fog clearing through the morning. It added: “There will be a good deal of cloud over much of the country with just some patchy drizzle at times on western and northwestern coasts. The best of any sunny spells will be in along southern parts. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in light, occasionally moderate, southwesterly breezes.”

Tomorrow will continue to be largely dry locally. Met Éireann said there will be some cloud and isolated patches of drizzle, but that the “best of any brighter spells will be in the southeast”, with highest temperatures of between 7 to 9 degrees.

Sunday will be another dry and cloudy day for most, with occasional bright spells developing but with some patchy drizzle occurring in southern and western Atlantic coastal areas. The national forecaster added: “Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees in light to moderate southerly breezes. During the evening, a band of light rain will skirt the northwest coast, with some more isolated patches of drizzle along western coasts. Lowest temperatures generally of 2 to 6 degrees, coolest in the south, in light southerly or variable breezes with mist and fog patches forming.”

Monday is set to be an even brighter day with a mix of cloud and sunny spells, the best of which will be in the east. Met Éireann said: “it will be a little cloudier in the west with patchy light rain and drizzle at times. Highest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in light southerly breezes.”

Tuesday is set to be cloudy with isolated light patches of rain or drizzle for the most part, but there may be occasional brighter spells too.

For the rest of the week, Met Éireann said high pressure will continue to dominate our weather, “bringing predominately dry conditions”. It added there may be periods of light rain or drizzle at times, but these will mostly affecting the north and northwest. The forecaster also said “it will remain on the milder side of seasonal average temperatures”.


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