Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Mar 12th:

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It's going to be a poor week with rain or showers most days and then very cold at the weekend. Some showery rain at first on Monday and then drying out later. Dry overnight with a touch of frost and fine to start Tuesday but rain will arrive in the evening. Wednesday will be windy with spells of rain. More rain also for Thursday but the winds will have eased. Continuing cloudy for Friday with some more outbreaks of rain. High pressure is expected to build to the east over the weekend and feed in some very cold air again. Snow showers are possible later Saturday and Sunday.But here will be also some sunny spells. Cold and dry to start next week.      
19:45 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Saturday 17th of March 2018
Temperature 0.5 °C Wind Direction NNE
Humidity 79 % Wind Average 15.2 km/h
Air Pressure 1012.8 hPa Wind Gust 26.3 km/h
Grass Temp. -2.2 °C Wind Chill Temp -3.8 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 3.9 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 7.1 °C at 04:17 Max Temperature 13.9  °C on 10/03/2018 at 14:49
Min Temperature 0.4 °C at 19:26 Min Temperature -5.4 °C on 01/03/2018 at 00:59
Max Wind Gust 52.6 km/h at 17:16 ENE Max Wind Gust 72.0 km/h on 14/03/2018 at 13:49 ESE
Total Rainfall 1.2 mm Total Rainfall 72.1 mm
Min Grass Temp. -2.6 °C at 18:38 Min Grass Temp. -7.7  °C on 13/03/2018
Mean Soil Temp. 7.5 °C Mean Soil Temp. 6.5 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 14.1  °C on 19/02/2018 at 15:38 Sunrise: 06:38
Min Temperature -5.4 °C on 01/03/2018 at 00:59 Sunset: 18:36
Max Wind Gust 113.8 km/h on 24/01/2018 at 02:35 Moonrise: 07:01
Total Rainfall 250.8 mm Moonset: 18:35
Min Grass Temp. -12.0  °C on 08/01/2018 Visible Moon (%): 0.1  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• Still a very cold start to the month. Over 2 degrees below normal.
• It is also turning out to be a very wet month.
• Rainfall for the year so far is running 41% above normal.

Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

March 2018 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 2.3 4.4     
13.9 on  10th
 -5.5 on 1st
Departure from 1981-2010
  - -
Rainfall (in mm)  22.6 72.0     
22.2 on  14th 
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth  2.7 4.1       - -
10cm Depth  3.3 4.5      - -
20cm Depth  4.1 5.2       - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth  5.1 5.9      - -
60cm Depth  5.8 6.2      - -
120cm Depth   7.3  7.3      - -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
14.2 on
Feb 19th
-5.5 on
Mar 1st
Total Rainfall so far this year : 197.3mm
123% 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.