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Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Dec 15th:

Next Week
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Plenty of rain around mid-week but the start and end of the week will be better. Not a bad day for Monday, dry with some sunshine coming through. A frost on Monday night will clear quickly during Tuesday with rain spreading in from the west in the afternoon. Unfortunately Wednesday and Thursday will be cloudy days with spells of rain. It will be mild though until Thursday evening when cooler air will arrive and rain will clear up. A slight frost is possible before dawn on Friday. A fresher day then for Friday with just one or two showers. Another frost on Saturday morning but this will clear during Saturday to give a nice bright day with some Winter sunshine. A slight frost on Saturday night. Winds will pick up a little on Sunday and it will turn a bit milder again. The start of next week will be mild too but turning colder around Christmas Eve. 
21:25 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Wednesday 17th of December 2014
Temperature 11.9 °C Wind Direction WSW
Humidity 98 % Wind Average (1 min) 18.3 km/h
Air Pressure 1006.3 hPa Wind Gust 25.9 km/h
Grass Temp. 10.9 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 12.2 °C at 12:23 Max Temperature 12.4  °C on 09/12/2014 at 12:39
Min Temperature 11.1 °C at 00:08 Min Temperature -2.8 °C on 13/12/2014 at 08:38
Max Wind Gust 40.0 km/h at 00:48 W Max Wind Gust 67.4 km/h on 10/12/2014 at 22:40 WNW
Total Rainfall 0.6 mm Total Rainfall 38.6 mm
Min Grass Temp. 9.8 °C at 00:24 Min Grass Temp. -9.6  °C on 13/12/2014

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 27.3 °C on 25/07/2014 at 14:04 Sunrise: 08:36
Min Temperature -3.0 °C on 14/01/2014 at 04:23 Sunset: 16:15
Max Wind Gust 133.0 km/h on 12/02/14 at 14:57 WSW Moonrise: 03:02
Total Rainfall 967.5 mm Moonset: 13:40
Min Grass Temp. -9.6  °C on 13/12/2014 Visible Moon (%): 19.6  %

Recent image from my webcam looking west over the River Nore : 

How this month's shaping up? :

• Mean temperatures for the first week were below normal with plenty of frosts.
• However it was a relatively dry start. (Half the normal rainfall).


Date Dec-2014 Mean Temp. 1981-2010 Mean Temp. Deviation  from Normal Dec.  2014 Rainfall % of Normal Rainfall
1st-7th 4.0° 5.6° -1.6°  9.0mm    48%
1st-14th ° ° °  
1st-21st ° ° °  
1st-End ° ° °    

Dec  Min

-2.7° on 4th

Dec       Max

12.4° on 9th

Dec Wettest Day

9.0mm on 10th

Year Min

-2.9° on Jan 14th

Year     Max

27.3° on  July 25th

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 2014 climate statistics so far click here.

For details of 2013 and other years, Click here.