Weather now light rain

Light Rain

Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon May 25th:

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A fair start to the week but things going downhill from Wednesday. There will be a lot of cloud about on Monday but it will hold dry. Dry for Tuesday too - but with a better chance of some sunshine. Wednesday will start fair but it will cloud over in the afternoon with some light rain arriving. Thursday and Friday will be cool days with some sunshine and afternoon showers. A fair start for Saturday and it should stay fair for much of the day but it will turn wet again by nightfall. Unfortunately as low pressure moves close to the country, it looks we could see quite a few showers for both Sunday and Public Holiday Monday. It will stay cool too. As typical, the weather lookd like settling down when the Leaving Cert. starts.
19:10 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Saturday 30th of May 2015
Temperature 11.7 °C Wind Direction ESE
Humidity 99 % Wind Average (1 min) 11.1 km/h
Air Pressure 1006.1 hPa Wind Gust 18.3 km/h
Grass Temp. 10.9 °C Wind Chill Temp 10.3 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 14.7 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 14.1 °C at 12:59 Max Temperature 18.6  °C on 23/05/2015 at 15:11
Min Temperature 3.7 °C at 04:32 Min Temperature 2.2 °C on 01/05/2015 at 00:34
Max Wind Gust 35.6 km/h at 15:06 SSE Max Wind Gust 70.6 km/h on 19/05/2015 at 13:11 WNW
Total Rainfall 0.3 mm Total Rainfall 94.1 mm
Min Grass Temp. 0.3 °C at 02:13 Min Grass Temp. -2.6  °C on 01/05/2015
Mean Soil Temp. 12.8 °C Mean Soil Temp. 12.4 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 19.5  °C on 22/04/2015 at 17:15 Sunrise: 05:13
Min Temperature -4.9 °C on 03/02/2015 at 08:34 Sunset: 21:40
Max Wind Gust 110.2 km/h on 30/03/2015 at 22:25 Moonrise: 18:05
Total Rainfall 270.3 mm Moonset: 03:53
Min Grass Temp. -11.5  °C on 19/01/2015 Visible Moon (%): 91.4  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How this month's shaping up? :

• Temps are still below normal with a total of 8 ground frosts up to 21st May.
• Rainfall is well above normal but at least the third week was a lot drier than the previous two.


Date May-2015 Mean Temp. 1981-2010 Mean Temp. Deviation  from Normal May  2015 Rainfall % of Normal Rainfall
1st-7th 9.7° 10.1° -0.4°  64.4mm    473%
1st-14th 10.3° 10.5° -0.2°  84.0mm
1st-21st 10.2° 10.9° -0.7°  91.7mm    225%
1st-End ° ° °        

May  Min

2.1° on 1st

May       Max

18.7° on 23rd

May Wettest Day

25.6mm on 2nd

Year Min

-4.9° on Feb 3rd

Year     Max

19.7° on  Apr 7th

Year's Rainfall


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 standard 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.

For details of the 2015 climate statistics so far click here.

For details of 2014 and other years, Click here.