Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon May 21st:

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 A great week ahead with high pressure dominant. We will have a little light rain to contend with first thing on Monday. It will brighten up on Tuesday. Wednesday will see long spells of sunshine. Another fair day on Thursday with just a little more cloud about which could give a light shower late in the day. Another fair day for Friday with some nice sunny spells and the weekend too is set fair with some long spells of sunshine and temperatures up over the 20°mark. Signs are that the fine weather will continue into next week with maximum temperatures rising more into the twenties.      
20:00 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Tuesday 22nd of May 2018
Temperature 16.8 °C Wind Direction NNE
Humidity 77 % Wind Average 10.0 km/h
Air Pressure 1021.6 hPa Wind Gust 14.1 km/h
Grass Temp. 17.3 °C Wind Chill Temp 16.6 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 22.0 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 19.0 °C at 16:19 Max Temperature 20.9  °C on 06/05/2018 at 15:09
Min Temperature 6.4 °C at 05:53 Min Temperature 1.6 °C on 12/05/2018 at 06:25
Max Wind Gust 25.9 km/h at 00:26 N Max Wind Gust 52.2 km/h on 11/05/2018 at 08:59 S
Total Rainfall 0.0 mm Total Rainfall 31.0 mm
Min Grass Temp. 2.9 °C at 04:08 Min Grass Temp. -3.2  °C on 01/05/2018
Mean Soil Temp. 16.4 °C Mean Soil Temp. 15.1 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 20.9  °C on 06/05/2018 at 15:09 Sunrise: 05:22
Min Temperature -5.4 °C on 01/03/2018 at 00:59 Sunset: 21:30
Max Wind Gust 113.8 km/h on 24/01/2018 at 02:35 Moonrise: 13:00
Total Rainfall 409.5 mm Moonset: 02:51
Min Grass Temp. -12.0  °C on 08/01/2018 Visible Moon (%): 57.6  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• The mean temperature is just a little above normal for the first two weeks of May
• Rainfall is near normal 
• Rainfall total for the year so far is almost 400mm. Typically we reach that figure by early July. 


Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

May 2018 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 12.0  11.1     
21.0 on  6th
 1.4 on 12th
Departure from 1981-2010
  - -
Rainfall (in mm)  7.0 25.6     
6.4 on
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth  12.9 12.9          - -
10cm Depth  12.2 12.2      - -
20cm Depth  12.2 12.5       - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth  12.4 13.0       - -
60cm Depth  11.8 12.4      - -
120cm Depth   11.1  11.5        - -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
21.0 on
May 6th
-5.5 on
Mar 1st
Total Rainfall so far this year : 398.7mm
134% of normal
Wettest days of the year so far : 22.2mm
on Mar 14th
on Jan 20th


Note : The data shown in the table above is the official climate data submitted to Met Eireann (Climate Station No. 456). The temperatures are from calibrated liquid-in-glass thermometers and rainfall is from a standard 5" copper gauge. The temperatures are not calculated/based on a 00-24 hour day. For the minimum temperatures, the month begins at 9 UTC on the last day of the preceding month and ends at 9 UTC on the last day of the month. For the maximum temperatures and rainfall readings, the month is taken as beginning at 9 UTC on the 1st and ending at 9 UTC on the 1st of the next month.