Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Dec 11th:

Still cold for much of this week but snow is unlikely. Monday will start with a severe frost followed by a sunny, dry day. Some frost again Monday night. Tuesday will start fair but rain will follow later in the afternoon, clearing the last of any remaining lying snow. Wednesday will be a cool, blustery day with a few showers. Some more general rain for a time on Thursday. A fair day again for Friday with some nice sunshine but it will still be cool with frost at night. Saturday will start fair but it will become cloudy. Some rain then for Sunday. A little less cold then for next week but unsettled.
13:00 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Saturday 16th of December 2017
Temperature 6.5 °C Wind Direction W
Humidity 100 % Wind Average (1 min) 16.9 km/h
Air Pressure 1022.2 hPa Wind Gust 23.3 km/h
Grass Temp. 5.0 °C Wind Chill Temp 3.6 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 2.7 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 6.4 °C at 12:46 Max Temperature 14.0  °C on 06/12/2017 at 23:58
Min Temperature -1.0 °C at 04:51 Min Temperature -3.8 °C on 11/12/2017 at 04:22
Max Wind Gust 28.1 km/h at 12:32 WNW Max Wind Gust 61.9 km/h on 07/12/2017 at 03:49 NW
Total Rainfall 0.3 mm Total Rainfall 53.0 mm
Min Grass Temp. -8.5 °C at 04:45 Min Grass Temp. -9.5  °C on 11/12/2017
Mean Soil Temp. 3.1 °C Mean Soil Temp. 5.8 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 26.3  °C on 19/06/2017 at 18:28 Sunrise: 08:35
Min Temperature -4.8 °C on 03/01/2017 at 05:59 Sunset: 16:14
Max Wind Gust 115.2 km/h on 16/10/2017 at 14:01 Moonrise: 06:23
Total Rainfall 769.0 mm Moonset: 15:38
Min Grass Temp. -10.5  °C on 03/01/2017 Visible Moon (%): 2.7  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• Mild enough first week.
• Rainfall again was below normal.
• Soil temperatures are around 5 to 6 C which means no grass growth.


Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

December 2017 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 6.4      
 13.8 on 6th
 -1.8 on 1st
Departure from 1981-2010
  - -
Rainfall (in mm)  3.9      
 29.9 on     9th 
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth  5.8       - -
10cm Depth  6.4       - -
20cm Depth 7.1       - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth 7.9       - -
60cm Depth 8.5       - -
120cm Depth 10.1         -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
26.7 on
Jun 19th
-4.9 on
Jan 3rd
Total Rainfall so far this year : 712.2mm
88% of normal
Wettest days of the year so far : 29.9mm
on Dec  9th
on Aug 14th


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.