Ireland just had its hottest May in years 3 years ago

Ireland just had its hottest May in years

More of the same for the rest of the summer please.

Met Éireann have reported that the month just gone was the hottest month of May that Ireland have had in six years.


The same report showed that Shannon Airport had the highest mean temperature in years, at 13.1 degrees Celsius.

Percentage of monthly sunshine values ranged from 104%, which basically means we got a total of 201.1 hours of sunshine.

In terms of temperature, the report showed that all monthly mean temperatures were above average.

With regards to rainfall, it was the driest month at Casement Aerodome in 27 years. 27 years!

The highest monthly total of sunshine hours was an average of 7.2 hours per day at Dublin Airport.

According to the report, which you can read in full here, the highest number of daily sunshine hours recorded this month was 16.0 hours at Malin Head, Co Donegal on the 29 May.

The month's highest temperature was reported at Shannon Airport, Co. Clare. It was recorded at 26.3 degrees on 29 May.


Luckily, the weather doesn't seem to be going anywhere - as Ireland is set to be hotter than Spain today.

It's well and truly shorts weather now lads.