Met Éireann report that this winter was the warmest on record for the majority of the country
No, it isn't just you, it really was VERY warm this winter.
You wouldn't know it to look at the last week or so, which featured sudden and heavy snowfall, as well as several weather warnings (including this new one), but a new report published Met Éireann has revealed that the 2018/2019 winter was actually the warmest on record for the majority of the country.
The full report can be found here, but the highlights include:
The winter of 2018/2019 was the warmest winter on record for about two-thirds of the weather stations around Ireland.
A number of stations had their warmest winter on record including Dublin (Phoenix Park), Valentia in Country Kerry, Cork Airport, and Mullingar in County Westmeath (records for each going back to 1855, 1893, 1962 and 1950 respectively).
The season's highest temperature was reported at Mount Dillon in County Roscommon on the Monday 25 February with a temperature of 17.3C.
It was also drier than average at most of the stations, with some spots - such as the Phoenix Park in Dublin - receving only 66% of the average rainfall expected to fall during that time period.
The highest seasonal mean temperature was 9.3C at Sherkin Island in County Cork, which was 1.6°C above the average, making it the warmest winter there since 1975.
The lowest seasonal mean temperature was 6.0C at Knock Airport in County Mayo, which was 1.8°C above the average, making it the warmest winter there since 1997.
So there you have it.
It was super, duper warm this winter gone. Now, back to the March snow!