Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Jan 22nd:

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A lot milder this week but with spells of rain. Dry for most of Monday with some sunny spells. Rain is due in the evening. This rain will clear off early Tuesday morning to give a mostly dry day but more wind and rain will arrive overnight. So a windy day for Wednesday with some sunny breaks and some showers. A showery day for Thursday and it will be turning cool. Some frost later Thursday night and Friday will be a cool, bright day. It will turn cloudier late in the day. Saturday will be cloudy with some rain at first but it will be mild. Mild, wet and breezy also for Sunday. Outlook for next week is for drier weather.  
00:20 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
Temperature 10.2 °C Wind Direction SSW
Humidity 100 % Wind Average 12.2 km/h
Air Pressure 1009.9 hPa Wind Gust 29.1 km/h
Grass Temp. 9.1 °C Wind Chill Temp 10.0 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 7.6 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 10.3 °C at 00:00 Max Temperature 13.0  °C on 21/01/2018 at 14:40
Min Temperature 10.2 °C at 00:06 Min Temperature -4.3 °C on 08/01/2018 at 07:54
Max Wind Gust 29.2 km/h at 00:05 SSE Max Wind Gust 91.1 km/h on 17/01/2018 at 23:52 WSW
Total Rainfall 0.0 mm Total Rainfall 113.1 mm
Min Grass Temp. 9.1 °C at 00:10 Min Grass Temp. -12.0  °C on 08/01/2018
Mean Soil Temp. 7.9 °C Mean Soil Temp. 5.5 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 13.0  °C on 21/01/2018 at 14:40 Sunrise: 08:24
Min Temperature -4.3 °C on 08/01/2018 at 07:54 Sunset: 16:58
Max Wind Gust 91.1 km/h on 17/01/2018 at 23:52 Moonrise: 11:12
Total Rainfall 113.1 mm Moonset: No Moon set this day
Min Grass Temp. -12.0  °C on 08/01/2018 Visible Moon (%): 30.2  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• The mean temperature is a little below normal for the first three weeks of the year.
• A wet start to the year. Rainfall is almost twice the normal.

Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

January 2018 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 5.0 4.5  4.8   
12.9 on  21st
 -4.4 on 8th
Departure from 1981-2010
  - -
Rainfall (in mm)  24.6 58.5  108.8   
  20.9 on  20th 
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth  3.7 3.7  3.9    - -
10cm Depth  4.5 4.3  4.5    - -
20cm Depth  5.4 5.1  5.2    - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth  6.7 6.2  6.2    - -
60cm Depth  7.3 6.9  6.8    - -
120cm Depth   8.6  8.3  8.2      -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
12.9 on
Jan 21st
-4.4 on
Jan 8th
Total Rainfall so far this year : 108.8mm
193% of normal
Wettest days of the year so far : 20.9mm
on Jan 20th
on Jan 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.