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Last dawn to dusk continuous cloudless sunny day?

  • 25-02-2019 4:01pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭

    Since the jet stream came back into action last August feeding in the usual typical Atlantic weather, has there been at least a cloudless sunny day at all since then?

    Asking about the Dublin location, today yet again we've had hazy sunshine with high cloud obscuring the sun. There has not been a continuous cloudless day this year yet though there have been cloudless clear nights!

    So as the topic tries to ask ;). Has there been a cloudless continuous sunny day since last August, I recall having sunny days with intermittent clouds especially around early November but no dawn to dusk continuous Autumn and Winter sunshine so far. Anyone know better? :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭Artane2002

    Yes, October 10th. I went kayaking that day and I uploaded two pictures to the autumn thread.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭Artane2002

    Well today is another one!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭klaaaz

    Artane2002 wrote: »
    Well today is another one!

    First of the year, hope you enjoyed it! :) It was a perfect day with no wind, pleasant in the sun and of course chilly in the shade.

    I just wish Met Eireann would accurately describe the forecast for the day ahead beforehand, as yesterday they just described today as sunny spells and yet this morning they changed the forecast for the day to "dry today with long spells of sunshine" which as we know was correct.

    As of now, here is tomorrow Wednesday February 27th prediction "Dry again with good sunny periods in just light southerly or variable breezes." Is that uninterrupted sunshine or the hazy crap or just sunny spells with passing clouds? It's so ambiguous.

    They said the same for Monday(yesterday) and that turned out to be freezing hazy sunshine which was hopeless, it's frustrating their forecasting!

    As we live in Ireland, it's so important to know that we will have a cloudless day of interrupted sunshine unlike our continental cousins who take days like that for granted!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,407 ✭✭✭Pa ElGrande

    The Harmattan season differs from winter, because it is characterized by cold, dry, dust-laden wind, and also wide fluctuations in the ambient temperatures of the day and night. Temperatures can easily be as low as 9 °C (48 °F) all day, but sometimes in the afternoon the temperature can also soar to as high as 30 °C (86 °F), while the relative humidity drops under 10%.

    The air is particularly dry and desiccating when the Harmattan blows over the region. The Harmattan brings desert-like weather conditions: it lowers the humidity, dissipates cloud cover, prevents rainfall formation and sometimes creates big clouds of dust which can result in dust storms or sandstorms. The wind can increase fire risk and cause severe crop damage. The interaction of the Harmattan with monsoon winds can cause tornadoes.


    Don't be surprised to find red dust covering your cars and windows.