Weather now cloudy


Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon May 18th:

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Some showers early in the week but becoming drier and a bit milder, later. Monday will start bright and sunny but in the afternoon showers will develop and one or two of these could be heavy. Sunshine and showers too for Tuesday and it will continue cool. Mostly dry and cloudy for Wednesday and also Thursday but it will turn a little milder. Still a good deal of cloud about on Friday but Saturday should be a brighter day and continue dry for most of the day. Overnight there will be a little rain but it will be dry again for much of Sunday. It will continue mostly dry as we head into next week.
19:50 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Friday 22nd of May 2015
Temperature 16.1 °C Wind Direction N
Humidity 74 % Wind Average (1 min) 9.4 km/h
Air Pressure 1026.0 hPa Wind Gust 13.7 km/h
Grass Temp. 15.5 °C Wind Chill Temp 16.1 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 17.1 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 18.4 °C at 14:34 Max Temperature 18.4  °C on 22/05/2015 at 14:34
Min Temperature 13.0 °C at 04:21 Min Temperature 2.2 °C on 01/05/2015 at 00:34
Max Wind Gust 30.6 km/h at 17:05 WNW Max Wind Gust 70.6 km/h on 19/05/2015 at 13:11 WNW
Total Rainfall 0.0 mm Total Rainfall 89.0 mm
Min Grass Temp. 11.8 °C at 04:20 Min Grass Temp. -2.6  °C on 01/05/2015
Mean Soil Temp. 14.4 °C Mean Soil Temp. 11.6 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 19.5  °C on 22/04/2015 at 17:15 Sunrise: 05:22
Min Temperature -4.9 °C on 03/02/2015 at 08:34 Sunset: 21:29
Max Wind Gust 110.2 km/h on 30/03/2015 at 22:25 Moonrise: 09:36
Total Rainfall 265.1 mm Moonset: 00:23
Min Grass Temp. -11.5  °C on 19/01/2015 Visible Moon (%): 23.0  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How this month's shaping up? :

• Temps are still below normal with a total of 8 ground frosts up to 21st May.
• Rainfall is well above normal but at least the third week was a lot drier than the previous two.


Date May-2015 Mean Temp. 1981-2010 Mean Temp. Deviation  from Normal May  2015 Rainfall % of Normal Rainfall
1st-7th 9.7° 10.1° -0.4°  64.4mm    473%
1st-14th 10.3° 10.5° -0.2°  84.0mm
1st-21st 10.2° 10.9° -0.7°  91.7mm    225%
1st-End ° ° °        

May  Min

2.1° on 1st

May       Max

17.9° on 21st

May Wettest Day

25.6mm on 2nd

Year Min

-4.9° on Feb 3rd

Year     Max

19.7° on  Apr 7th

Year's Rainfall


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 standard 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.

For details of the 2015 climate statistics so far click here.

For details of 2014 and other years, Click here.