Snow predicted for Easter

MORE snow is forecasted for the city and county according to local weatherman Niall Dollard of kilkennyweather.com.

MORE snow is forecasted for the city and county according to local weatherman Niall Dollard of kilkennyweather.com.

Niall who manages his own weather station at Greensbridge said that there is a possibility of snow over the bank holiday weekend but added that it was unlikely to be heavy.

Yesterday (Tuesday) saw a sprinkling of snow over the city and there are more flurries forecast over the coming days. Temperatures at night are expected to continue to drop to below zero as the city and county brace themselves for freezing conditions over the bank holiday weekend.

“The flurries will continue until Thursday and then conditions are expected to remain dry. However there are rainbelts forecast for the weekend and if freezing conditions continue there is a strong possibility that there will be a threat of snow,” he said adding that this is not unheard of for this time of year. “April 1 1917 was one of the worst snow storms ever to hit the country,” he added.

Adverse weather conditions have plagued the city and county for much of the month. March 21 was the third wettest March day every recorded in Kilkenny.

According to Met Eireann snow showers are likely around the city and county until next Monday.