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.
Weather summary for July : Very warm and dry (especially the first half of the month). The mean temperature was over 18 C and only 4 Julys since 1957 have managed that - 2018, 2013, 1989 and 1983. pic.twitter.com/V50W7BJV2h— Kilkenny Weather (@kilkennyweather) August 1, 2018
"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.