Status Yellow rain warning for Kilkenny, with weather to break over next 24 hours

This year has so far seen both the wettest March and the driest June in decades

Sam Matthews


Sam Matthews


Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow weather warning for Leinster, and Kilkenny can expect a good fall of rain over the next 24 hours as the dry weather of the past few weeks finally breaks.

According to Niall Dollard of, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts has upped rain totals for Kilkenny. He says today is likely to see a higher total of rain - potentially as much as 20 to 30mm band by noon tomorrow (Saturday).

Met Eireann's forecast for Leinster tonight says there'll be heavy showers overnight, possibly leading to pooling of surface water, especially in the north of the province. Lowest temperatures 10 to 12 degrees with light to moderate variable winds becoming westerly in direction and fresh at times.

In a year which has seen both the wettest March in 22 years and the driest June since 1975, it has been hard to predict what's coming next. Springtime also brought the massive snow of Storm Ophelia, while Kilkenny has experienced periods of absolute drought and partial drought in recent weeks.