Wettest November since 2009 for the east, says Met Eireann

Eastern parts of the country saw its wettest November since 2009, according to Met Eireann.

It says monthly rainfall totals ranged from 86.8 mm at Mace Head (19.9mm falling on November 6) to 202.3mm at Valentia Observatory (32.2mm also falling on the 6th); with the majority of stations being above average for the time of year.

Met Eireann says the lowest percentage rainfall was at Mace Head with 57% (total monthly rain 86.8 mm) while the highest was 204% at Dublin (Phoenix Park) (total monthly rain 154.4 mm of which 37.6 mm fell on the 13th, its wettest November day since 2002).

Met Eireann says Connacht generally recorded below average monthly rainfall totals; however with 26 days, Knock Airport and Claremorris recorded the highest number of rain days (days with 0.2mm or more of rainfall).

The highest number of wet days (days with 1mm or more rainfall) was 21 days at Valentia Observatory; the lowest number at Oak Park with 13 days.

Met Eireann says the temperature for November were typical for the time of year, milder at the start of the month.

The majority of stations recorded a mean-monthly air temperature slightly above average; with the difference from average highest at Dublin (Phoenix Park) with 0.8°C (8.0°C), while the lowest difference from average was -0.8°C at Markree (6.5°C).

Met Eireann says the mildest days of the month were November 1 and 6. The highest air maximum was recorded Dublin (Phoenix Park) on November 6 with 15.4°C. The coolest days were between November 23 and 27.

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