Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Aug 14th :

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Still an unsettled forecast this week - we will have to wait until next week for a long awaited return of summer weather. Monday will be wet with occasional outbreaks of rain.  This will clear off in the evening and Tuesday will be a bright fair day. During Wednesday afternoon rain will spread in from the west. Brighter on Thursday but with some showers. A lot of cloud on Friday with showers and some of these could be persistent. Sunshine and showers then for Saturday. On Sunday there will be some light rain moving in from the west and it will turn humid. Some rain first thing next week but after that there are some good signs now of some fine settled weather.
22:50 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Wednesday 16th of August 2017
Temperature 16.2 °C Wind Direction E
Humidity 98 % Wind Average (1 min) 0.0 km/h
Air Pressure 1006.4 hPa Wind Gust 0.0 km/h
Grass Temp. 13.3 °C Wind Chill Temp 16.2 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 17.3 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 19.4 °C at 16:11 Max Temperature 20.9  °C on 09/08/2017 at 16:11
Min Temperature 12.8 °C at 01:52 Min Temperature 5.8 °C on 13/08/2017 at 06:40
Max Wind Gust 47.2 km/h at 12:47 SSE Max Wind Gust 47.2 km/h on 16/08/2017 at 12:47 SSE
Total Rainfall 1.3 mm Total Rainfall 62.7 mm
Min Grass Temp. 10.7 °C at 00:10 Min Grass Temp. 2.1  °C on 13/08/2017
Mean Soil Temp. 16.3 °C Mean Soil Temp. 16.5 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 26.3  °C on 19/06/2017 at 18:28 Sunrise: 06:13
Min Temperature -4.8 °C on 03/01/2017 at 05:59 Sunset: 20:53
Max Wind Gust 85.3 km/h on 23/02/2017 at 05:29 Moonrise: 00:41
Total Rainfall 476.2 mm Moonset: 16:22
Min Grass Temp. -10.5  °C on 03/01/2017 Visible Moon (%): 29.2  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• A cooler than normal first two weeks of August.
• Rainfall is now well ahead of normal.

Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

August 2017 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 14.7  14.6    
 21.2 on 9th
 5.7  on 13th
Departure from 1981-2010
  - -
Rainfall (in mm)  13.1  57.2    
 28.5 on  14th 
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth 17.1 16.7     - -
10cm Depth 16.0 15.7     - -
20cm Depth 16.7 16.6     - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth 17.8 17.6     - -
60cm Depth 17.3 17.2     - -
120cm Depth 16.5 16.4        -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
26.7 on
Jun 19th
-4.9 on
Jan 3rd
Total Rainfall so far this year : 462.4mm
93% of normal
Wettest days of the year so far : 28.5mm
on Aug  14th
on May 12th


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.