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WEEKEND WEATHER: Kilkenny to enjoy welcome break from wet and cold as temperatures rise slightly

After a miserable few days of rain and cold, Kilkenny can look forward to a relatively dry weekend with slightly warmer temperatures.

Met Éirean said “any lingering frost and fog will clear” this morning. The west of the country will experience more rain and drizzle, but the national forecaster said the weather will hold “mainly dry further east” with highest afternoon temperatures of 5 to 10 degrees.

Widespread showers are forcast for tonight but by tomorrow morning any lingering rain in the east will clear to give a cool day “with a fair amount of cloud and some showers at first, but brightening up later” and highest temperatures of between 6 to 9 degrees, with “moderate to fresh west to northwest breezes”.

Sunday will be also be mainly dry with the some bright or sunny spells at first. Met Éireann said it is likely to become cloudier during the day, but again the rain and drizzle will mostly affect the north and west regions. The national forecaster added: “Highest temperatures 5 to 8 degrees with light to moderate southwest breezes. On Sunday night, there’ll be a fair amount of cloud and some patchy mist and drizzle. Lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees.”

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will linger in places on Monday morning. More persistent rain will develop in the southwest through the afternoon and spread northeastwards over the country, becoming heavy at times with highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees.

Met Éireann said Tuesday will be wet with further spells of rain and highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.

Early indications suggest Wednesday and Thursday will be very cold with sunny spells and occasional wintry showers and with sharp frosts at night.

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