October 4, 2023

WEEKEND WEATHER: Kilkenny to enjoy best of weather forecast for country

Kilkenny and the south east will avoid most of the rain forecast for this weekend with more fine and settled weather on the cards over the coming days.

Met Éireann  said mist and fog patches will clear early this morning to leave another mostly dry day with spells of hazy sunshine. The national forecaster said: “It will be cloudier over the western half of the country with rain or drizzle at times, mainly in the west and northwest. Highest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees in light to moderate southerly winds, fresh at times on Atlantic coasts.”

Tomorrow will be a mostly dry day for the bulk of the country, but it may turn cloudy at times. There’s good news for Kilkenny as the best of the sunshine will be over the eastern half of the country through the morning.  But Met Éireann warned: “Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will start to push into Atlantic counties by the afternoon … edging slowly eastwards over the country during the evening. Highest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees Celsius, in light to moderate southerly breezes, fresh at times near Atlantic coasts.”

Sunday will be generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle, with patchy mist and some hill and coastal fog. However, the rain will be at its most persistent in the west and northwest, with drier intervals and perhaps some brief sunny spells occurring in the south and east and temperature highs of 9 to 12 degrees.

Monday will be mostly cloudy and misty in places, with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle and top temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees.

Met Éireann said any remaining rain and drizzle will clear southeastwards on Tuesday, with brighter and drier conditions extending from the west.

The national forecaster said early indications suggest high pressure will become re-established through midweek next week, “bringing mostly dry and settled weather with temperatures trending near average”.

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