September's winds of change set to continue
It would not take a rocket scientist to realise that September was a pretty bad month on the weather front with extremes of wind and rain plus a bit of sunshine.
By Declan Whooley
Met Eireann figures revealed today in The Star highlight the huge differences in weather in the past few weeks, with one example being a 90 per cent difference in rainfall between Cork and Mayo.
While the loss of the All-Ireland Final dampened spirits in the west, the presence of 175.6mm of rain didn’t help matters, while Roches Point in Cork experienced the driest September in 26 years.
The midlands had their coldest September since 1994 while Dublin had its sunniest September since 19996, with 160 hours of sunshine.
The wind also was a factor during the month, with Malin Head recording a top speed of 102 kph last week.
All in all, a very unusual month of weather and if the first two days of October are anything to go by, it could be a case of more of the same.