This summer is one that will be remembered (assuming global warming doesn’t put it to shame next year). It was a summer that saw records fall for rainfall, temperature and drought. Let’s take a look at the stats from Met Eireann.
- All mean seasonal temperatures across the country were above their long-term average, with many stations reporting heatwaves by the end of June.
- The highest average temperature in 23 years was recorded at many locations across the country, including Oak Park in Carlow where it reached 16.8C, the highest since 1995.
- Shannon Airport measured 32C on June 28. This was the highest temperature recorded in Ireland since 1946.
- The highest air temperature was in Oak Park on 18 August, when 26.6 degrees Celsius was recorded.
- Cork Airport had its driest summer since 1962
- Phoenix Park saw just 38% of the average seasonal rainfall
- Rain fell on just 29 days in the Phoenix Park
- Johnstown Castle in Wexford was the sunniest place during the summer, with 693.5 hours recorded