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Batten down the hatches - November was our wettest in over a decade

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Floods at Heuston Station

Floods at Heuston Station

Floods at Heuston Station

The Phoenix Park recorded its wettest November day in more than 10 years after torrential rain fell on the 13th of the month.

More than 37mm was registered on that day alone, making it the wettest November day at that station since 2002.

November was also the wettest one the country experienced since 2009, with torrential rain on the 6th and 13th contributing to the high volume figures.

But despite the rainfall, Met Eireann's report for the month of November shows we had above average sunshine between the downpours.

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The sunniest day was recorded at Cork airport on November 23 with 7.8 hours of sunshine.

Other statistics show that the temperature was fairly typical for the time of year, but the beginning of November was milder than usual

The mildest days of the month were the 1st and the 6th, with the highest air temperature recorded in Dublin's Phoenix Park on the 6th with 15.4°C.

The coolest days of the month were between 23rd and 27th.

Attention now turns to December where the start of the month has seen temperatures plummet and the first frosts of the winter arrive.

Temperatures tonight are expected to drop as low as -2 degrees with slack winds and clear skies, resulting in icy patches on untreated roads.

The cold theme is expected to continue through the week, but with increasing wind and the threat of rain making conditions more wintery.

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Highest temperatures tomorrow will just be in the region of 5 to 8 degrees.

Thursday night will see rain spreading from the west to all areas for a time, but wind and cold will dominate.

Showers of icy hail are expected in the in the north and west during Friday but most other areas will be dry and bright, but cold.

Friday night will then become mainly dry and clear, with frost and icy patches likely in many places.

cfeehan@herald.ie


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