Met Eireann confirms Ireland would be a great little country…if you could only roof it
Not that anyone was thinking otherwise, but Met Eireann has confirmed that the weather in July was particularly unsettled.
The cool trend seen in June persisted throughout July with mean air temperatures 1.5 degrees below average.
According to Met Eireann typical values during the month of only reached around 14 degrees, day and night inclusive.
Where June was much drier than usual, July was fairly wet for most counties particularly in the North and South with amounts in the region of 150% of normal.
However, across the central belt of Ireland rainfall amounts were actually close to normal, according to Met Eireann.
It was also quite gloomy with 20% last month with less sunshine.
Met Eireann also says that grass growth is also now also lagging behind normal.
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.