Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Apr 16th:

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This week will start wet and windy but after mid week it will settle down for a few days. Monday will start fair but it will cloud over and rain and wind will arrive in the eafternoon. Some rain at first on Tuesday but it will brighten up a bit but still with some showers. Some showers also on Wednesday and it will feel a bit milder. Dry day on Thursday with some sunny breaks. Holding dry and sunny also for Friday. Saturday too will be a fair day again with some sunshine. Some showers though will arrive for Sunday and next week looks like starting showery but with drier weather later.
11:05 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Sunday 22nd of April 2018
Temperature 11.6 °C Wind Direction W
Humidity 81 % Wind Average 24.8 km/h
Air Pressure 1007.8 hPa Wind Gust 32.0 km/h
Grass Temp. 12.1 °C Wind Chill Temp 10.9 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 12.8 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 12.5 °C at 10:18 Max Temperature 19.3  °C on 21/04/2018 at 15:42
Min Temperature 8.9 °C at 05:56 Min Temperature -3.2 °C on 05/04/2018 at 07:11
Max Wind Gust 32.0 km/h at 10:48 WNW Max Wind Gust 72.0 km/h on 16/04/2018 at 14:01 SSE
Total Rainfall 2.9 mm Total Rainfall 74.4 mm
Min Grass Temp. 6.8 °C at 00:01 Min Grass Temp. -10.5  °C on 05/04/2018
Mean Soil Temp. 12.6 °C Mean Soil Temp. 11.2 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 19.3  °C on 21/04/2018 at 15:42 Sunrise: 06:15
Min Temperature -5.4 °C on 01/03/2018 at 00:59 Sunset: 20:40
Max Wind Gust 113.8 km/h on 24/01/2018 at 02:35 Moonrise: 11:28
Total Rainfall 355.4 mm Moonset: 02:50
Min Grass Temp. -12.0  °C on 08/01/2018 Visible Moon (%): 44.9  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• Mild nights during the second week has meant that the mean temperature is now close to normal.
• It was also a dry second week but overall rainfall is still well above normal.
• The mild nights has also brought up the soil temperatures to 8 C now for the month so far.

Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

April 2018 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 6.8 8.1     
14.2 on  8th
 -3.3 on 5th
Departure from 1981-2010
  - -
Rainfall (in mm)  44.7  49.2    
15.3 on  5th 
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth  6.7  8.3      - -
10cm Depth  7.0  8.3     - -
20cm Depth  7.8  8.7     - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth  8.5  9.2     - -
60cm Depth  8.3  8.9     - -
120cm Depth   8.5   8.8     - -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
14.2 on
Feb 19th
-5.5 on
Mar 1st
Total Rainfall so far this year : 327.4mm
137% 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.