April 21, 2024

The big freeze: snow forecast as Kilkenny is included in five-day weather warning

KILKENNY could experience snow this week after the county was included in a new five-day nationwide yellow weather warning.

Met Eireann issued the weather warning, which will come into effect from 6am tomorrow until 6pm on Saturday, earlier today.

Snow is expected across the country. The national forecaster warned “some accumulations of snow are expected” with icy stretches on untreated roads.

Temperatures will remain well below average with the first of the snow expected as early as tonight.

Met Éireann warned of a “very cold” week ahead with “scattered wintry showers, frequent across the southwest, west and north”.

It added: “There will be widespread frost at night with icy stretches on untreated surfaces.

“There is the possibility of a more significant spell of sleet/snow on Thursday.”

Forecasters said they will update the warning at 10am tomorrow morning.

Met Éireann said: “Tuesday will be very cold. In the morning, rain and sleet will clear eastwards with sunshine and wintry showers following for the rest of the day.

“Wednesday will continue very cold with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers. Some will be sleet or snow, especially in northern areas and on hills and mountains. On Wednesday night, severe frost and icy patches will develop.”

The forecaster said Thursday will start off mainly dry, but “rain, sleet and snow will gradually spread from the southwest”.

It added: “It will be very cold with temperatures of just 2 to 6 degrees and moderate to fresh easterly winds. Frost and ice will develop on Thursday night along with further wintry showers.”


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