Met Éireann: July was a mostly warm month with above-average temperatures and little rainfall


According to Met Éireann, July was a warm and dry month with above-average temperatures in many different areas of the country.

The highest temperature of the month was reported on Monday 18th at Phoenix Park, Co Dublin with a temperature of 33C, which is the station’s highest ever recorded daily temperature.

Rainfall was below average across the country, with levels ranging from 31 per cent at Shannon Airport, Co Clare, the driest July since 1989, to 82 per cent at Malin Head, Co Donegal.

The wettest day in July was recorded at Finner, Co Donegal with 24.8mm on Sunday 24th.

The number of rainy days ranged from six days in Oak Park, Co Carlow to 22 days in Malin Head, Co Donegal and Finner, Co Dongeal.

The number of rainy days ranged from four days in Oak Park, Co Carlow to 13 days in Newport, Co Mayo and Malin Head, Co Donegal.

No air or ground frost was reported in July. Along with Phoenix Park, eight other stations reported their highest daily temperature for any month on Monday the 18th.

These were Casement Aerodrome, Co. Dublin at 31.9°C, Mount Dillon, Co. Roscommon at 31.4°C, Gurteen, Co. Tipperary at 31.0°C, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan at 30.8° C, Athenry, Co Galway and Dunsany, Co Meath at 30.5°C, Mullingar , Co Westmeath at 30.4°C and Dublin Airport, Co Dublin at 29.6°C.

One station had its highest daily high in July, this was Shannon Airport, Co Clare with 30.8°C.

The percentage of monthly sunshine values ​​ranged from 97 percent with 135.3 hours at Shannon Airport, Co Clare, to 99 percent with 152.3 hours at Casement Aerodrome, Co Dublin.

The highest number of daily hours of sunshine on record this month was 15.7 hours at Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford, on Sunday 10th.

The number of boring days ranged from two days at Dublin Airport, Co Dublin to nine days at Belmullet, Co Mayo.

The wind was not particularly strong as no days with gales, strong gales or storms were reported in July.

The month ended with Atlantic weather fronts moving in from the west bringing more bands of rain or showers. Met Éireann: July was a mostly warm month with above-average temperatures and little rainfall

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