Afternoon conditions and temperatures at Kilkenny from Mon Feb 19th:

11°   8° 
As we head into the end of February now, the weather is set to turn a lot colder and drier. Monday will be a cloudy mild day with a short spell of rain in the evening. This will clear off overnight and it will turn cooler. A pleasant day for Tuesday with some nice sunshine. A good day also for Wednesday. The trend from Thursday onwards is for it to get progressively colder with sharp frosts at night. The days though will be dry. Outlook for next week is for bitterly cold weather.  
06:10 Kilkenny Ireland (52.65°N 7.25°W 50m ASL)   Wednesday 21st of February 2018
Temperature -1.1 °C Wind Direction WNW
Humidity 100 % Wind Average 0.0 km/h
Air Pressure 1029.4 hPa Wind Gust 0.0 km/h
Grass Temp. -7.5 °C Wind Chill Temp -1.3 °C
Soil Temp (10cm) 3.3 °C Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr 

Weather Today (Since Midnight) Weather so far this month
Max Temperature 0.8 °C at 00:00 Max Temperature 14.1  °C on 19/02/2018 at 15:38
Min Temperature -1.1 °C at 05:44 Min Temperature -2.5 °C on 05/02/2018 at 06:27
Max Wind Gust 0.0 km/h at 00:00 WNW Max Wind Gust 73.9 km/h on 10/02/2018 at 22:03 NW
Total Rainfall 0.0 mm Total Rainfall 36.7 mm
Min Grass Temp. -7.7 °C at 05:20 Min Grass Temp. -9.6  °C on 05/02/2018
Mean Soil Temp. 4.5 °C Mean Soil Temp. 5.3 °C

Weather so far this Year Sun and Moon Almanac
Max Temperature 14.1  °C on 19/02/2018 at 15:38 Sunrise: 07:33
Min Temperature -4.3 °C on 08/01/2018 at 07:54 Sunset: 17:52
Max Wind Gust 113.8 km/h on 24/01/2018 at 02:35 Moonrise: 10:05
Total Rainfall 175.2 mm Moonset: No Moon set this day
Min Grass Temp. -12.0  °C on 08/01/2018 Visible Moon (%): 27.8  %

Latest webcam image looking west across the River Nore: 

How is this month shaping up?

• A cold first half of the month. Mean temperature for the first two weeks is below normal.
• Rainfall is running close to normal now.

Official Temperature and Rainfall Readings for Kilkenny

February 2018 1st to 7th 1st to 14th 1st to 21st 1st to End Month Highest Month Lowest
Mean Air Temp. (in ° C) 3.4  3.8    
12.3 on  10th
 -2.6 on 5th
Departure from 1981-2010
  - -
Rainfall (in mm)  6.6  27.0    
9.4 on 9th 
Percent of normal 1981-2010







Mean Soil Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
5cm Depth  2.0  2.9     - -
10cm Depth  3.2  3.7     - -
20cm Depth  4.6  4.8     - -
Mean Earth Temperatures, recorded at 09:00 UTC each morning :
30cm Depth  6.2  6.0     - -
60cm Depth  6.9  6.6     - -
120cm Depth   8.1   7.9     - -
Extremes of Air Temperature so far this year :
13.4 on
Jan 28th
-4.4 on
Jan 8th
Total Rainfall so far this year : 161.3mm
142% of normal
Wettest days of the year so far : 20.9mm
on Jan 20th
on Jan 12th


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.