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Best summer in memory

  • 21-07-2021 1:55pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12,017 ✭✭✭✭Gael23

    Up until now for me it was 2006, which was.fairly similar to now.

    Any others people remember



  • Registered Users Posts: 796 ✭✭✭DarkJager21

    2010, 2018? (the year the grass turned yellow from the heat, water restrictions etc), this one and a few in the 90's

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,100 ✭✭✭✭B.A._Baracus

    1995, 2006 and 2013 are three I remember. Especially 2006 it was just so warm and dry at night.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,165 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zzippy

    1995, 1983, 1976

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭atilladehun

    1995 is the classic, 2013 was brilliant though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,908 ✭✭✭✭Wishbone Ash

    1976 - everyone seemed to be sunburned that summer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 335 ✭✭kindredspirit

    Without a doubt, 1976.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,017 ✭✭✭✭Gael23

    I was a child in 1995 and I can’t remember that one. 2006 is the last time I recall temperatures above 30C

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,023 ✭✭✭Donegal Storm

    Another vote for 95, I remember finishing up at school for the summer holidays on a scorching hot day then spending the whole summer on the beach.

    2018 would have to be second, especially if you include May over August. Cloudless skies day after day for weeks at a time and no rain or any note for about 6 weeks

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,350 ✭✭✭Heroditas

    I'd agree with those. Spent the summer of 95 working in London during the summer holidays. Stifling from mid June all the way through to early September.

    June in 2013 was awful but right at the end of the month it improved markedly and July was glorious. The following year was quite similar too.

    For some reason I can't really remember 2006 but I do remember one weekend in August when the humidity was like nothing I'd ever experienced in Ireland before.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,446 ✭✭✭✭Fr Tod Umptious

    1983 and 1984 were very good.

    1995 was another.

    2013 and 2018 were years with about three weeks of very hot weather but that was really it.

    If I recall the really hot weather in 2018 was in early to mid June

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,801 ✭✭✭Man Vs ManUre

    It was the summer of ‘69. Oh yeah. Me and some guys from school

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,320 ✭✭✭OneEightSeven

    1995 or 2018.

    2018 was the best year for weather. I wish every year was like 2018.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,557 ✭✭✭✭Seve OB

    it had to 1995 cause I did my leaving then and we all knows the sun shines when the leaving is on!

    although I believe 76 was better. I missed that but do feel sorry for my boo poor ma who carried me around that summer till I stick my head out a the end of it all :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 39,070 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy

    1995 gets my vote. My parents had a mobile home in east cork we’d be there every weekend and it’s not much fun stuck in a mobile home when it’s pissing rain but 1995 was glorious.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,861 ✭✭✭RobAMerc

    1995 - I had a new girlfriend and therefore new friends - was going to 2 raves a week. It was properly hot by day and by night for what seems like months on end

    went to Australia a few years later and an Aussie dude asked me "Hey, you guys still talking about the summer of 95 over there ?"

  • Registered Users Posts: 79,154 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    For me 1990, great weather that summer and Ireland were in Italia 90.

  • Registered Users, Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators Posts: 2,072 Mod ✭✭✭✭Nigel Fairservice

    I remember 1995 and 2006 very well. Going to say 1995 was best, was 11 years old and could be outside all day. Was on my college work placement in Dublin in 2006. Spent a lot of time in the Dicey's beer garden that summer!

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,505 ✭✭✭✭Xenji

    1995 for me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭smokie72

    1975 decent summer(dry but not as warm as the following summer) over shadowed by 1976 which was a classic

    1983 especially July and we had some thundery weather as well

    1984 was a good summer. Remember been in Fitzgerald's Stadium on 1st July for the Munster Football Final and had to sit under the scoreboard cause I wasnt able for the heat

    1989 and 1990 were pretty memorable summers for the fine weather

    1995 was the best summer then since 76

    2003 had a very warm August

    2006 was a very warm summer especially July. August was a disappointment

    2013 was the best summer after several poor summers (2010 was ok though)

    2018 went from a cold April to a warm/hot Summer. Spring was very short that year

    2021 aint too bad so far

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,337 ✭✭✭Billcarson

    While im not a huge fan of hot summers the best summer would have to be 95. It seemed to be more of a dry heat then the more humid kind. Honourable mentions for 83,84 and 89 .Too young to remember much about 76

    I found the warm spells of summer 06 too humid. July 06 was pure torture.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭the_pen_turner

    2020 was a great summer . this year has been terrible so far