Friday 23 February 2018

May kept mercury moving with more mixed weather to come

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Ian Begley

The month of May experienced dramatic weather changes with temperatures ranging from -1C to 26C, according to Met Éireann.

With the last day of the bank holiday weekend being a total washout, the national forecaster predicts that "unsettled conditions" are in store for us in the weeks ahead.

"We had a mixed bag of very changeable weather last month," said a Met Éireann spokesperson.

"Roscommon experienced the highest temperatures, on May 26, reaching about 26C, but I wouldn't describe it as a heat wave.

"It was reasonably warm throughout the month, but we did have some very cold nights.

"Our station in Dublin Airport recorded -1C on May 10, which was a big difference compared to much warmer temperatures we had the following week. We also had some very wet days, with the south-east of the country experiencing especially heavy rainfall."

The Met Éireann spokesperson predicted that next week will be "cool, unsettled and very changeable all over the country".

His comments come after Armagh Observatory reported May 2017 was the sunniest May for 82 years.

Irish Independent

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