WEEKEND WEATHER: More sunny spells, showers and thunder forecast for Kilkenny
After a glimpse of welcome sunshine throughout Kilkenny yesterday, the unsettled weather that has marked the beginning of our official ‘summer’ is set to continue this weekend and into next week.
Met Éireann said the countdown to the weekend will begin on a bright note, with mist and fog clearing early this morning – and with some sunshine to book. But the national forecaster warned: “Scattered showers will develop once again, some of them heavy, especially in Ulster and north and east Leinster. There is a risk of isolated thunderstorms, mainly in northern counties. Mainly dry elsewhere for a time, but rain will develop in southwest Munster later in the afternoon, extending northeastwards over the rest of Munster, parts of south Leinster a nd west Connacht during the evening and early night. Highest temperatures 12 to 15 degrees, in mostly light to moderate southerly winds.”
The rain and cloud will gradually clear northeastwards tomorrow morning followed by sunny spells and showers, some heavy, with risk of further isolated thunderstorms and highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees.
Sunday morning will begin with some sunny spells, but scattered showers will become widespread during the afternoon. Met Éireann warned these showers will turn heavy or thundery at times, with temperatures rising to between 12 to 15 degrees generally.
A mix of sunny spells and showers is also forecast for Monday, but these will mainly be in the north and west , with highest temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.
Met Éireann said the unsettled weather will continue until the middle of next week, with a mixture of sunny spells and showers. The forecaster added: “Temperature will generally remain below average for the time of year in a prominently northwesterly airflow.”