Wettest May but driest June (in parts) since the nineties – Met Eireann

After a very wet May, the wettest in 120 years in parts, some areas of the country had their driest June since the mid-nineties, Met Eireann says.

It says that nearly all stations had rainfall totals below their Long-Term Average (LTA).

The eastern part of the country saw the lowest LTA rainfall values, with values of around 50% or less, it says.

Dublin (Phoenix Park) had the month’s lowest percentage of LTA and monthly rainfall total with 17% and 11.8mm, its driest June since 1975, Met Eireann says.

Sherkin Island recorded the month’s wettest day on June 1, with the month’s highest percentage of LTA with 103% and 77.4mm.

Temperature: Phoenix Park records highest temperature of 2015 so far

Nearly all monthly mean air temperatures were below their LTA, it says.

The months lowest mean air temperature was 11.7 degrees Celsius recorded at both Knock Airport, Co. Mayo and at Malin Head, Co. Donegal, Met Eireann says.

The months highest mean air temperature was 13.6 degrees recorded at both Dublin (Phoenix Park) and at Shannon Airport, Co. Clare.

Met Eireann says the highest temperature was recorded on the last day of June, with Dublin (Phoenix Park) reporting the highest temperature of 2015 so far with 25.6 degrees, its highest for June since 1996.

The lowest air temperature was recorded at Dublin Airport with a low of 0.7 degrees, its lowest for June since the station opened 73 years ago, it says.

Sunshine: Sunniest day reported at Dublin stations on June 10

June 10, 2015 was the sunniest day of the month with 15.7 hours of sunshine reported at both Dublin Airport and Casement Aerodrome.

Monthly sunshine totals ranged from 136.7 hours (daily mean of 4.6 hours, 94% of LTA) at Knock Airport to 204.3 hours (daily mean of 6.8 hours, 118%?of LTA) at Dublin Airport.

The number of dull days (days with less than 0.5 hours of sun) were up to nine at Valentia Observatory, Co Kerry.

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