Weather now cloudy


Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Feb 20th:

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It will be mild and murky for much of this week. Monday and Tuesday will both be dull days with a little light rain or drizzle from time to time. It will turn slightly cooler on Wednesday but still with a lot of cloud and some rain and drizzle. The winds will pick up late Wednesday night bringing more rain. So rain at first on Thursday will be followed by a brighter, fresher afternoon with a  welcome return of some sunshine. A little frost overnight on Thursday will be followed by a bright day for Friday. Late Friday some more rain will move in from the west bringing a return of milder conditions. Starting wet then on Saturday but it should clear up in the afternoon. Sunday is shaping up to be a wet day. Still unsettled and mostly mild as we head into next week.
09:55 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Sunday 26th of February 2017
Temperature 10.7 °C Wind Direction SE
Humidity 75 % Wind Average (1 min) 17.6 km/h
Air Pressure 994.6 hPa Wind Gust 40.7 km/h
Grass Temp. 9.3 °C Wind Chill Temp 9.1 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 7.5 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 10.7 °C at 09:39 Max Temperature 14.2  °C on 21/02/2017 at 14:26
Min Temperature 6.5 °C at 00:11 Min Temperature -3.4 °C on 05/02/2017 at 07:19
Max Wind Gust 40.7 km/h at 08:53 SSW Max Wind Gust 85.4 km/h on 23/02/2017 at 05:29 W
Total Rainfall 0.0 mm Total Rainfall 53.2 mm
Min Grass Temp. 1.3 °C at 00:00 Min Grass Temp. -8.2  °C on 08/02/2017
Mean Soil Temp. 7.6 °C Mean Soil Temp. 6.2 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 14.2  °C on 21/02/2017 at 14:26 Sunrise: 07:21
Min Temperature -4.8 °C on 03/01/2017 at 05:59 Sunset: 18:02
Max Wind Gust 85.3 km/h on 23/02/2017 at 05:29 Moonrise: 07:22
Total Rainfall 96.5 mm Moonset: 18:04
Min Grass Temp. -10.5  °C on 03/01/2017 Visible Moon (%): 0.1  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• The mean temperature is now running one degree above normal after a mild third week
• Rainfall is a bit below normal. 

Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

February 2017 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 5.0  4.6    6.3  
 14.2 on 21st
 -3.6 on  5th
Departure from 1981-2010
- -
Rainfall (in mm) 23.3 31.6  39.0  
8.8 on  1st
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth 4.4 4.1   5.4     - -
10cm Depth 5.1 4.8   5.8     - -
20cm Depth 6.1 5.5   6.2     - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth 7.1 6.5   6.8     - -
60cm Depth 7.4 6.9   7.1     - -
120cm Depth 8.1 7.9   7.9     - -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
14.2 on
Feb 21st
-4.9 on
Jan 3rd
Total Rainfall so far this year : 79.8mm
62% of normal
Wettest days of the year so far : 14.7mm
on Jan 30th
on Feb 1st


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.

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