WEEKEND WEATHER: Unsettled in self-isolation, Kilkenny braced for April showers
Weather wise there’s some good news, and some bad news, on the horizon for Kilkenny.
The bad news first: the lovely dry, albeit quite cold, weather we’ve enjoyed over the past fortnight is set to come to a end as more unsettled and rainy weather conditions casts a shadow over the weekend.
The good news? Well, self-isolating should be too much of a push when the traditional April showers hit.
Met Éirean said Kilkenny and the east of the country will still enjoy a few sunny spells today, escaping most of the cloud and light rain forecast for other areas, with highest temperatures of up to 11 degrees.
Tomorrow will also be largely dry here, but there is some patchy rain and drizzle forecast for coastal counties in the south and east with maximum temperatures of between 9 to 12 degrees.
Things will, unfortunately, take a turn for the worst on Sunday, which is set to be a mild and blustery day with outbreaks of rain in the west and southwest, spreading eastwards as the day goes on.
Met Éireann said: “The rain will be heavy at times across western and southern counties. Parts of Ulster and north Leinster may hold dry until evening, though. Highs of 11 to 15 degrees in fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds.”
Monday will bring a mix of sunshine and scattered blustery showers, although Kilkenny and the south east will generally be drier that other parts of the country. Also it will be a bit milder, with highs of 9 to 13 degrees forecast.
The national forecaster said the outlook for the rest of next week looks changeable, “with occasional wet and blustery conditions and good dry spells also”.
Met Éireann added: “Generally remaining mild with at or above average temperatures.”