Monday 23 April 2018

July was one of the coldest and wettest on record in many places

This July was one of the worst on record in many places
This July was one of the worst on record in many places

Cormac Fitzgerald

This won't come as a shock, but it was much colder than average in July this year with some areas reporting the lowest temperatures in over 70 years.

There was also above average rainfall for the entire of Ireland, as well as winds that haven't been as bad since 1988 in some places.

Met Éireann's latest weather report for July shows that temperatures were lower than average throughout Ireland, with some places as much as 2.1°C colder than normal.

Knock Airport had the worst weather for the month, with the most rain and the lowest mean temperature. There was an average temperature of just 12.5°C at Knock, with a mean rainfall of 160.8mm (168pc of the usual average).

Dublin Airport recorded its lowest temperature on July 15 at 3.9°C - the lowest since the station opened in 1942.

Claremorris in Mayo recorded its coldest July in 50 years with a monthly average of 13.1°C. Other places had their lowest temperatures in almost 30 years.

The lowest temperature for the month was reported at Mountdillon in Roscommon on the 24th at 3.1°C.

There was even ground frost reported in some areas, which is unusual for July.

Some places had double the usual amount of rain for July, with Cork Airport recording 202pc the average, its wettest in six years.

Most places on the Atlantic coast recorded their wettest July in five or six years.

Malin Head recorded the strongest 10 minute mean wind speed at 77km/h, its highest since 1988.

July is set to go down in history as one of the very worst on record.

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