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If temperatures broke into the thirties in Ireland



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,805 ✭✭✭pauldry

    Too much cloud cover overall in the Atlantic nowadays to get long fine spells. There seems to be a push from the Northwest most days and I think ice melt and air travel may be partly to blame for increased cloud and moisture.

    Last week was the first time in quite a long time that there was blue skies in the Northwest for a whole day. Back in 1995 there was two weeks!

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,633 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gonzo

    Ireland rarely get's above 30C for many reasons, we really couldn't be more unfortunately positioned for hot weather or cold weather or thundery weather for that matter.

    - 1000's of km of water to our west, north and south.
    - we are on the edge of north-west Europe and are a magnet for most Atlantic systems.
    - We take the full hit of everything the Atlantic throws at us, while protecting the UK with dryer and warmer summers.
    - Our landmass is too small and not situated south enough to tap into proper heat. An extra 200km further south could be enough to top 32C during exceptional circumstances.
    - We are the only European country with no European mainland anywhere near us.
    - we are surrounded by water on all 4 sides, onshore breezes will always be a problem. Warm easterly's often go pear shaped in terms of temperatures due to cool onshore easterly breezes or southerly breezes.

    Perhaps this is also why we are only European country to not continually break heat records.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,235 ✭✭✭Oneiric 3

    Gonzo wrote: »
    - We are the only European country with no European mainland anywhere near us.


    New Moon

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,913 ✭✭✭Danno

    Speaking of which Iceland's record high is 30.5c recorded on June 22nd 1939, another long-standing record.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,454 ✭✭✭✭sryanbruen

    Ardfert (Liscahane) reached a max of 29.8C on 27th June 2019.

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