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June 2022... ??? so many threads yet I don't know where to put this..?

  • 11-06-2022 7:34am
    Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭

    whats with the weather? May was awful and this month is not much better..

    Those of you in the know - whats going on? what are the predictions for summer?



  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,415 Mod ✭✭✭✭igCorcaigh

    The FI thread is probably your best bet for longer term forecasts @sporina,but take forecasts with a large pinch of salt.. . It's called fantasy Island for a reason!

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,883 Mod ✭✭✭✭Gonzo

    We had a major pattern change which took place over the course of May with generally cooler and more unsettled into the second half of May. Of course this has brought plenty of wind and some very unseasonably chilly temperatures into June. We may get 1 to 2 days of warmth on Thursday and Friday then back to an unsettled and relatively cool period for the remainder of June. It is unclear right now if we'll see an improvement for July as that is along way off yet. We had a year long spell of extended dry periods interrupted by brief unsettled periods and temperatures above average throughout the past year. This changed as we moved into the second half of May and June is currently running below normal temperatures throughout the country.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,040 ✭✭✭Neddyusa

    Hi Sporina, welcome to our country!

    We can this "summer" in Ireland.

    Hope you get to enjoy some of it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 15 FlippyFloppy22

    This is not true. Ireland has experienced much better weather in June / July. Think of the previous years. What we're getting these days is not "summer in Ireland". It's quite unusual actually.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,040 ✭✭✭Neddyusa

    You're right in that we have had better weather in June, but what were getting lately is bang on average, here in the west anyway.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina

    May or June is usually good - one of the other - most years - from my memory - its not called "exam weather" for nothing.. not this year though.. March and April wer good - I hope thats not it as far as summer goes

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,728 ✭✭✭Birdnuts

    June last year was poor in the west - decent in the East, somewhat reversed this year it seems...

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,219 ✭✭✭Gaoth Laidir

    Exactly. Take Mullingar, for example. Well within the bounds of 50% of the longterm average dataset.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,040 ✭✭✭Neddyusa

    We had 10 consecutive drier than normal months since last June.

    Driest autumn on record followed by a dry and mild winter.

    I think people don't realise how unusual that run of good weather was. But I suppose in that context, its no surprise that going back to normal conditions in May and June is now perceived by people to be "bad weather"!

    Unfortunately, based on climatology, it's likely to get worse before it gets better.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,728 ✭✭✭Birdnuts

    Yes - its been a an incredibly benign 12 months really. Gotta pay for it sometime. Just hope we can get a decent July before the sh*t hits the fan....

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,873 ✭✭✭sporina

    I don't know anything specific about stats of previous years.. but I do know what May and or June wer usually nice.. it wasn't called exam weather for nothing..

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,632 ✭✭✭giveitholly

    For so called unsettled conditions,ground is rock hard and very dry in my area,farmers around here starting to fodder cows due to lack of growth because of soil moisture deficit. Rainfall has been very low the last month. No way has the Atlantic being dominating the weather around here

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,503 ✭✭✭✭fits

    Yes we have run out of grass and had to put out hay. Most of farm is closed off for hay meadows.