Wednesday 23 January 2019

Johnstown Castle had most sun in the country

Maria Pepper

Wexford retained its reputation as the heart of the sunny south east during the month of June.

All of Met Eireann's weather stations recorded above average sunshine levels last month with heatwave conditions experienced in many places. But the highest number of sunshine hours was recorded at the weather station in Johnstown Castle, which notched up 280 hours of sun during June, making it the sunniest spot in Ireland.

Nationally, June 2018 was the driest since 1941, an interval of 77 years.

Gorey Guardian