June 19, 2024

WEEKEND WEATHER: Sunny spells forecast for Kilkenny to put spring back in our step

After a fairly wild and wild few days in Kilkenny, conditions are set to become more settled over the coming days to put a timely sping in our step.

In its latest forecast, Met Éireann said to expect a mixture of blustery showers and sunny spells over the weekend before conditions become milder and drier as next week progresses.

Today will bring more heavy showers, with a continued risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. The national forecaster said: “There will be good sunny spells in the morning but it will become increasingly cloudy, with a spell of more persistent rain spreading from the west later in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southwesterly winds, increasing near gale to gale force in southern and western coastal areas later in the afternoon.”

Tomorrow will be another day of sunny spells and blustery showers, again with the risk of hail and isolated thunderstorms. However, the showers will become largely confined to the west and north later in the day, with highest temperatures of between 5 to 8 degrees.

Sunday will be a mostly cloudy day with rain and drizzle moving in from the west during the morning, extending to all areas during the day with the mercury rising to highs of 8 to 12 degrees, with moderate to fresh west to southwest winds.

Met Éireann said Monday will be “a mild and cloudy day for most”, with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle while southern coasts will enjoy “the best of any sunshine”. It will also be milder, with temperatures rising to 10 to 14 degrees.

Early indications suggest the milder conditions will continue through midweek. The national forecaster added: “Maximum temperatures in the low to mid-teens with mainly light breezes. Cloudy with patchy rain and drizzle at times on Tuesday but becoming largely dry afterwards.”

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