OVER 340,000 gallons per acre fell at one Kerry weather station this summer, making it one of the wettest summers in twenty years.
August proved drier and warmer than June and July, however.
113 mm of rain was recorded at Liscahane Nurseries' official Met Eireann weather station in August. June was the wettest month of the summer there on 145 mm of rain, with 126 mm falling in July.
Combined, it shows that just over 340,000 gallons fell on each acre of Kerry land based on the recordings at Liscahane.
Rainfall this summer was extremely localised however, as illustrated by the massive deluge over Ballybeggan in Tralee last week which caused serious flooding in the Clash and Ballinorig areas of the town. Tralee Town Council heard on Monday that roughly 3.7 million gallons of water fell on the Tralee Racecourse at Ballybeggan, causing the massive flash floods which raced down Clash and flooded homes in O'Connor's Terrace.
"This was the second wettest summer since we began recording over thirty years ago," Liscahane Nurseries Don Nolan told The Kerryman.
"The summer was only beaten in terms of rainfall by 1992, but there were way more dry days that summer. This was an exceptionally dull summer, particularly so in June and July," Mr Nolan added.
About the only consolation was the fact that August was warmer than June and July. "June and July were below average temperature and August was actually above the average," Mr Nolan said of his records.