Temperatures to soar in Kilkenny again this weekend as heatwave returns

Niall Dollard of Kilkenny Weather says overall rainfall in July was 64% of normal

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Conditions over the course of the bank holiday weekend are expected to return to hot and sunny

Conditions over the course of the bank holiday weekend are expected to return to hot and sunny in Kilkenny, with temperatures set to reach  as high as 25 degrees across the county.

The return of the heatwave like conditions is due to the northward shift of the jet stream which has is allowing an anticyclone to become almost stationary across the country as head into the weekend.

Niall Dollard of Kilkenny Weather says overall in July, rainfall was just 64% of normal. He says that after some showers at the start of this week, the weather will settle down again and become warmer.

"Murky cloud will break up on later Thursday and it will feel warm again," he says.

"Continued fair weather then for Friday and into the long weekend. Outlook for next week is for mostly dry weather but with temperatures falling back a little."

In short, hot conditions with good clear spells of sunshine look set to develop from Friday afternoon, right through until the afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday.