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13.00pm News 04/01/17 The Hottest Day in Ireland for 2016 was 40C

  • 04-01-2017 2:22pm
    Registered Users Posts: 590 ✭✭✭

    Was watching the One o Clock News just now and they stated The Hottest Day in Ireland for 2016 was 40C in West of Ireland.

    Can someone confirm this as Bulls##@?

    Or do I need a New Hearing Aid....:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,317 ✭✭✭✭seamus

    You definitely heard that wrong, considering that the current high temperature record stands at 33.3 degrees. 40 would be some smashing of it :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 590 ✭✭✭Captain Snow

    12.07 Minutes in

    I need a new Hearing Aid. The warmest Temperture was in Mount Dillion Co. Roscommon 30.4C

  • Registered Users Posts: 605 ✭✭✭Jeju

    Roscommon.... The hottest people in Ireland 2016

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,608 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs

    Jeju wrote: »
    Roscommon.... The hottest people in Ireland 2016

    Rednecks... :P

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,930 ✭✭✭✭M.T. Cranium

    Ireland, Arizona maybe.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,320 ✭✭✭Pa ElGrande

    A rather convoluted way of saying last year in Ireland was fierce mild and the data from Ireland does not match the headlines from the Dec 21 WMO press release.

    RTE news wrote:
    Newscaster: Average temperatures here in Ireland last year were the 17th warmest since 1900 according to end of year data released by Met Eireann. However, despite stormy weather in the early part of the year annual rainfall was mainly below average in most places. Our Science and technology correspondent Will Goodbody joins us now.

    Will, 2016 is expected to be another record breaking year in terms of temperatures globally so how do Irish figures compare with that?

    Will: Well, as you say Aengus, the expectation is that the world meteorological organisation will soon declare tht 2016 was the hottest on record as global warming continues and temperatures continue to soar. Here though, it wasn't the hottest year on record but it was pretty hot, in fact it ws the 17 warmest year since 1900 according to Met Eireann, so looking at those temperatures well the highest temperature of the year was recorded in Mount Dillon, Roscommon on July 19th at just over 30 degrees Celsius, while the lowest was recorded at -10.4 degrees at Oak Park in Carlow on February 24th.

    Now, moving to rainfall despite the flooding, I suppose, ah,that we saw, ah, hung over from, ah the end of 2015 into 206 the rainfall situation on the face of it actully wasn't that unusual across the country, in fact rainfall was mainly below average in most places, ah, one exception being Valentia in Co. Kerry which has the highest annual rainfall, it also saw record breaking one day rainfall on October 3rd while the lowest annual rainfall was the Phoenix Park in Dublin, butt what's interesting is that when you include the incredibly wet month of December 2015 into the figures which of course caused all that flooding the winter of 2015 into 2016 was the wettest on record. Turning to wind well the highest gust of wind in 2016 was 135Km/hour which ws caused by storm Imogen and took place at Sherkin Island on February 8th and finally when it came to sunshine, well the sunniest places, place across the year was Dublin Airport in Co. Dublin and the dullest in weather terms alone was, ah, of course, ah, Knock airport in Co. Mayo. So not a particularly unusual 12 months then, although the trend certainly of a warming Ireland is continuing.

    Newscaster: Will. Thank you.

    Or you could just read the press release here -

    Weather extremes for Ireland are here: