Sunny days ahead predicts Kiwi forecaster Ring
Published 10/06/2015 | 02:30
FARMERS anxiously worrying about weather for hay-making and silage can expect a dry and sunny June, according to the Kiwi weather guru, Ken Ring.
After correctly predicting extremely wet conditions across the country for May, the New Zealander expects that June weather will be 13pc drier than average overall.
The hours of sunshine will be up to 41pc above average, according to Mr Ring, whose website predictweather.co.nz has become a hit with Irish farmers over the past five years.
Statistics from Met Eireann have shown that the forecast he gave last October for March, April and May has proven accurate.
He predicted the good summer weather in 2014 and the heatwave in 2013 with uncanny accuracy.
The weather guru also forecast that more than twice the normal rainfall would land in the northern regions during May.
Official Met Eireann statistics for May show Malin Head had the wettest May in over 120 years with rainfall at 235pc of average and its second highest total for May since records began in 1885.
Cork Airport reported the month's wettest day on June 2 with 38.5mm, its wettest May day since 1973.