On this page are the official stats for the current month:

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.