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Maximum Diurnal Range for Ireland.

  • 27-04-2021 11:12am
    Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭

    Met Eireann list Mt Dillon yesterday with a max temp of 19.8 and a min temp of -2.3, giving a diurnal range of 22.1.
    Does anyone know what the record is for Ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,655 ✭✭✭pauldry

    Not sure. Would be interesting to know but surely its not above 25 so Mt Dillon done well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 101 ✭✭zisdead

    A bit off topic but one of the places I have been to was Bend Oregon in the high desert just east of the Cascade mountains the very definition of "High and Dry' in late August and I experienced some exceptional (for me) diurnal ranges. One of the days I was there it went from a very pleasant 25C to -3C that night.

    The shock of walking out of a bar I had dinner and a few pints in at around 1 a.m was incredible to experience. I'm sure during my short week there I didn't get to experience anything near exceptional or maybe I did just get lucky

  • Registered Users Posts: 569 ✭✭✭axe2grind

    I don't know what the record is, but above 20C is notable though not unusual. I remember a July day (quote a few years ago), min of 5C, max of 27C

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,284 ✭✭✭✭sryanbruen

    I don't know of an overall record but here's a few I have quickly noted from the past decade. It's an incomplete list. None of them beat yesterday's diurnal range at Mount Dillon.


    EDIT: Kilkenny had a range of 23.8C on 2 August 1975 with a max of 27.8C and min of 4.0C.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,655 ✭✭✭pauldry

    Good work sryanbreun.

    Midlands are definitely the place for these.
    Coastal stations dont have low enough mins.

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