Weather now night cloudy

Night Cloudy

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

11° 10° 10°
Mostly dry this week, mild at first but cooler later. Monday through to Wednesday will be mostly cloudy days with just the odd spot of drizzle. Later Wednesday the cloud will break up and some clear spells will allow a  frost. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be cooler days with some frost at night and possibly some fog as winds turn light from an east direction. Still remaining dry and cool for Sunday and early next week. It will turn milder by day by the middle of next week but still no rain expected. 
00:55 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Friday 20th of January 2017
Temperature 7.0 °C Wind Direction ESE
Humidity 81 % Wind Average (1 min) 3.1 km/h
Air Pressure 1034.4 hPa Wind Gust 11.1 km/h
Grass Temp. 5.9 °C Wind Chill Temp 7.0 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 6.7 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 7.1 °C at 00:00 Max Temperature 12.2  °C on 06/01/2017 at 15:01
Min Temperature 7.0 °C at 00:02 Min Temperature -4.8 °C on 03/01/2017 at 05:59
Max Wind Gust 10.4 km/h at 00:36 ESE Max Wind Gust 70.6 km/h on 09/01/2017 at 06:52 WSW
Total Rainfall 0.0 mm Total Rainfall 17.4 mm
Min Grass Temp. 5.9 °C at 00:05 Min Grass Temp. -10.5  °C on 03/01/2017
Mean Soil Temp. 6.3 °C Mean Soil Temp. 5.3 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 12.2  °C on 06/01/2017 at 15:01 Sunrise: 08:27
Min Temperature -4.8 °C on 03/01/2017 at 05:59 Sunset: 16:53
Max Wind Gust 70.6 km/h on 09/01/2017 at 06:52 Moonrise: 01:16
Total Rainfall 17.4 mm Moonset: 12:01
Min Grass Temp. -10.5  °C on 03/01/2017 Visible Moon (%): 49.4  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• Mean temperatures are near normal for the first two weeks.
• Rainfall was well below normal.
• Soil temperatures are around 5° - so no growth (as you would expect).

Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

January 2017 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 4.4   5.3     
 12.0 on 6th
 -4.9 on  3rd
Departure from 1981-2010
- -
Rainfall (in mm) 7.7 14.7     
4.6 on   5th
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth 3.9 4.6         - -
10cm Depth 4.6 5.3         - -
20cm Depth 5.2 5.9       - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth 6.2 6.8        - -
60cm Depth 6.8 7.1        - -
120cm Depth 8.1 8.1        - -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
12.0 on
Jan 6th
-4.9 on
Jan 3rd
Total Rainfall so far this year : 14.7mm
39% of normal
Wettest days of the year so far : 4.6mm
on Jan 5th
on Jan 7th


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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