The hottest and wettest places in Ireland last year have been revealed
Weh weh weh.
Ireland is a very wet country. Soaking wet. Dripping wet. Quite simply drenched. Okay, that's enough of that.
Today, Met Éireann released their 2019 Preliminary Climate Summary, and revealed that Athenry in Galway felt the heaviest level of rainfall, with 120% of normal annual rainfall values. The lowest level of rainfall was recorded in Sherkin Island off the coast of Cork — which saw 95% of the normal level of nationwide rainfall.
In more concerning news, the report suggests that upon full analysis, last year will likely be the second or third warmest year on record. It became the ninth year in a row for temperatures to be above normal.
The year’s highest temperature was reported was 29.8°C at Ardfert, Kerry on 27 June, whereas the lowest temperature was recorded at Dublin Airport (-5.8°C).
As for the highest recorded sunshine values, that honour went to Johnstown Castle, Wexford.
Overall: "The beginning of the year saw temperatures above normal, while values at the end of the year were below or around normal for the time of year. Summer was slightly above normal, as Ireland escaped the worst of the record breaking heat waves that gripped Europe during June and July," according to Met Éireann.