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07-03-2017, 21:30   #16
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what do you mean by "Ireland's"? How is it calculated?
All Irish stations' means whether be it rainfall, temperature or sunshine divided by the number of stations.

The calculating is very tedious.
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All Irish stations' means whether be it rainfall, temperature or sunshine divided by the number of stations.

The calculating is very tedious.
How are you doing it? In excel? It could be worth spending some time to learn a programming language or GIS, will be very useful when you go to university.

Just a tip, since it's interesting stuff but you need to watch out for bias when you average like that. If you look at the map of stations they are not evenly distributed, they are clustered and in an east-west band from Dublin to Mayo. Also quite a few stations are along the coast, which will affect how representative they are. Keep up the good work!

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All Irish stations' means whether be it rainfall, temperature or sunshine divided by the number of stations.

The calculating is very tedious.
Using all these
http://www.met.ie/about/weatherobser...ns/rainmap.asp

or just the synoptic stations

and inc Northern Ireland?
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All Irish stations' means whether be it rainfall, temperature or sunshine divided by the number of stations.

The calculating is very tedious.
Using all these
http://www.met.ie/about/weatherobser...ns/rainmap.asp

or just the synoptic stations

and inc Northern Ireland?
Synoptic stations. No cause Northern Ireland is part of the UK and is part of calculating their means for a month.
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All Irish stations' means whether be it rainfall, temperature or sunshine divided by the number of stations.

The calculating is very tedious.
How are you doing it? In excel? It could be worth spending some time to learn a programming language or GIS, will be very useful when you go to university.

Just a tip, since it's interesting stuff but you need to watch out for bias when you average like that. If you look at the map of stations they are not evenly distributed, they are clustered and in an east-west band from Dublin to Mayo. Also quite a few stations are along the coast, which will affect how representative they are. Keep up the good work!
I understand the bias 100% which is why I find making these stats a bit of a headache. No I don't use Excel, I use a calculator. I'm making it more tedious for myself haha, I should start using Excel when doing this.
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How about months with above average temperatures. I thinking about July 2013 when the mean temperature at Shannon Airport alone was over 18c. Or that balmy September 14 and December 15 to mention.
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How about months with above average temperatures. I thinking about July 2013 when the mean temperature at Shannon Airport alone was over 18c. Or that balmy September 14 and December 15 to mention.
Ok I'll do them also, since you're so intrigued .
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I understand the bias 100% which is why I find making these stats a bit of a headache. No I don't use Excel, I use a calculator. I'm making it more tedious for myself haha, I should start using Excel when doing this.
Switch to excel right now You could also use OpenOffice if you don't have excel. It will make things much easier for these sort of calculations, and you can do lot's of tests like removing certain stations with just a click.
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Here ya go Pauldry, here are Ireland's mean temperature and anomalies for each Summer from 2007-2012

Summer 2012

June - 13.1 (-0.6)
July - 14.2 (-1.0)
August - 15.7 (+0.4)
Summer - 14.3 (-0.4)

Summer 2011

June - 12.2 (-1.5)
July - 14.4 (-0.8)
August - 13.6 (-1.7)
Summer - 13.4 (-1.3)

Summer 2010

June - 15.1 (+1.4)
July - 15.7 (+0.5)
August - 14.2 (-1.1)
Summer - 15.0 (+0.3)

Summer 2009

June - 14.9 (+1.2)
July - 15.3 (+0.1)
August - 15.4 (+0.1)
Summer - 15.2 (+0.5)

Summer 2008

June - 13.4 (-0.3) (Oops I didn't realise this was a cold month... I guess that can be added to the list of below normal temperature months)
July - 15.5 (+0.3)
August - 15.5 (+0.2)
Summer - 14.8 (+0.1)

Summer 2007

June - 14.5 (+0.8)
July - 14.8 (-0.4)
August - 15.1 (-0.2)
Summer - 14.8 (+0.1)
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Updated now with 2006 and 2007 added.

Months with mean temperatures below normal in Ireland

Nov 2016: -1.8 (5.5)
Apr 2016: -1.4 (7.2)
Mar 2016: -1.0 (6.0)
Feb 2016: -0.5 (4.7)
Sep 2015: -1.0 (12.2)
Aug 2015: -1.3 (14.0)
Jul 2015: -1.2 (14.0)
Jun 2015: -0.7 (13.0)
May 2015: -1.2 (9.9)
Apr 2015: -0.2 (8.4)
Mar 2015: -0.9 (6.1)
Feb 2015: -0.8 (4.4)
Jan 2015: -0.5 (4.8)
Aug 2014: -1.3 (14.0)
Nov 2013: -0.8 (6.5)
Jun 2013: -0.1 (13.6)
May 2013: -0.9 (10.2)
Apr 2013: -1.4 (7.2)
Mar 2013: -3.4 (3.6)
Feb 2013: -0.5 (4.7)
Nov 2012: -1.2 (6.1)
Oct 2012: -1.6 (8.6)
Sep 2012: -1.0 (12.2)
Jul 2012: -1.0 (14.2)
Jun 2012: -0.6 (13.1)
May 2012: -0.1 (11.0)
Apr 2012: -1.6 (7.0)
Aug 2011: -1.7 (13.6)
Jul 2011: -0.8 (14.4)
Jun 2011: -1.5 (12.2)
Jan 2011: -2.0 (3.3)
Dec 2010: -5.7 (-0.4)
Nov 2010: -2.2 (5.1)
Oct 2010: -0.1 (10.1)
Aug 2010: -1.1 (14.2)
Mar 2010: -1.1 (5.9)
Feb 2010: -2.4 (2.9)
Jan 2010: -2.9 (2.3)
Dec 2009: -1.9 (3.4)
Jan 2009: -0.7 (4.5)
Dec 2008: -0.4 (4.9)
Oct 2008: -0.5 (9.7)
Sep 2008: -0.3 (12.9)
Jun 2008: -0.3 (13.4)
Apr 2008: -0.3 (8.3)
Mar 2008: -0.3 (6.7)
Aug 2007: -0.2 (15.1)
Jul 2007: -0.4 (14.8)
Mar 2006: -0.7 (6.3)

Colder than normal months by year

2016: 4
2015: 9
2014: 1
2013: 6
2012: 7
2011: 4
2010: 7
2009: 2
2008: 6
2007: 2
2006: 1

NOTE: Remember that these anomalies are by using the 1981-2010 average for every month. Some of them would not be colder than normal if I was using the 1961-1990 or 1971-2000 averages.

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Months with mean temperatures above average in Ireland (2013-2017)

Feb 2017: +1.1 (6.3)
Jan 2017: +0.7 (6.0)
Dec 2016: +1.3 (6.6)
Oct 2016: +0.3 (10.5)
Sep 2016: +0.8 (14.0)
Aug 2016: +0.2 (15.5)
Jul 2016: +0.2 (15.4)
Jun 2016: +1.1 (14.9)
May 2016: +0.9 (12.0)
Jan 2016: +0.6 (5.8)
Dec 2015: +2.9 (8.2)
Nov 2015: +1.5 (8.8)
Oct 2015: +0.1 (10.3)
Dec 2014: +0.3 (5.6)
Nov 2014: AVERAGE (7.3)
Oct 2014: +0.8 (11.0)
Sep 2014: +0.9 (14.1, not as warm as you think Jpmarn )
Jul 2014: +1.2 (16.4)
Jun 2014: +0.7 (14.4)
May 2014: +0.5 (11.6)
Apr 2014: +1.4 (10.0)
Mar 2014: +0.3 (7.3)
Feb 2014: +0.3 (5.5)
Jan 2014: +0.2 (5.4)
Dec 2013: +1.4 (6.7)
Oct 2013: +1.7 (11.9)
Sep 2013: +0.5 (13.7)
Aug 2013: +0.4 (15.7)
Jul 2013: +2.6 (17.8)
Jan 2013: AVERAGE (5.3)

NOTE: All AVERAGE temperature months will be included with the warm months.
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It could be worth spending some time to learn a programming language or GIS
I think Syran could do worse that learn some basic 'R' programming. Very handy for some serious number crunching, and once you have a workable function written up, then it can be used again and again. Having said that, there is nothing you can do in 'R' that you cannot do in Excel. It is pretty amazing how this basic spreadsheet software can be manipulated for good statistical analysis.
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Months with mean temperatures above average in Ireland updated with 2012, 2011 and 2010 included now.

Feb 2017: +1.1 (6.3)
Jan 2017: +0.7 (6.0)
Dec 2016: +1.3 (6.6)
Oct 2016: +0.3 (10.5)
Sep 2016: +0.8 (14.0)
Aug 2016: +0.2 (15.5)
Jul 2016: +0.2 (15.4)
Jun 2016: +1.1 (14.9)
May 2016: +0.9 (12.0)
Jan 2016: +0.6 (5.8)
Dec 2015: +2.9 (8.2)
Nov 2015: +1.5 (8.8)
Oct 2015: +0.1 (10.3)
Dec 2014: +0.3 (5.6)
Nov 2014: AVERAGE (7.3)
Oct 2014: +0.8 (11.0)
Sep 2014: +0.9 (14.1)
Jul 2014: +1.2 (16.4)
Jun 2014: +0.7 (14.4)
May 2014: +0.5 (11.6)
Apr 2014: +1.4 (10.0)
Mar 2014: +0.3 (7.3)
Feb 2014: +0.3 (5.5)
Jan 2014: +0.2 (5.4)
Dec 2013: +1.4 (6.7)
Oct 2013: +1.7 (11.9)
Sep 2013: +0.5 (13.7)
Aug 2013: +0.4 (15.7)
Jul 2013: +2.6 (17.8)
Jan 2013: AVERAGE (5.3)
Dec 2012: +0.1 (5.4)
Aug 2012: +0.4 (15.7)
Mar 2012: +1.6 (8.6)
Feb 2012: +1.9 (7.1)
Jan 2012: +1.2 (6.5)
Dec 2011: +0.6 (5.9)
Nov 2011: +2.3 (9.6)
Oct 2011: +1.4 (11.6)
Sep 2011: +0.5 (13.7)
May 2011: +0.1 (11.2)
Apr 2011: +2.4 (11.0)
Mar 2011: +0.4 (7.4)
Feb 2011: +1.6 (6.8)
Sep 2010: +0.4 (13.6)
Jul 2010: +0.5 (15.7)
Jun 2010: +1.4 (15.1)
May 2010: +0.2 (11.3)
Apr 2010: +0.3 (8.9)
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Ireland's all-time maximum temperatures for each month of the year

January - 18.5c at Glasnevin, Co. Dublin on the 10th in 1998

February - 18.1c at Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin on the 23rd in 1891

March - 23.6c at Trinity College, Co. Dublin on the 28th in 1965

April - 25.8c at Glenties, Co. Donegal on the 26th in 1984

May - 28.4c at Ardfert, Co. Kerry on the 31st in 1997 (28.3c was recorded at the same place on the 25th in 2012.... only 0.1c short of the record)

June - 33.3c at Kilkenny Castle, Co. Kilkenny on the 26th in 1887

July - 32.3c at Elphin, Co. Roscommon on the 19th in 2006

August - 31.5c at Ballybrittas, Co. Laois on the 3rd in 1975 & Oak Park, Co. Carlow on the 2nd in 1995

September - 29.1c at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare on the 1st in 1906

October - 25.2c at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare on the 3rd in 1908

November - 20.1c at Dooks, Co. Kerry on the 1st in 2015

December - 18.1c at Peamount, Co. Dublin on the 2nd in 1948

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With November's maximum edited to the recent record in 2015.

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Ireland's all-time minimum temperatures for each month of the year

January: -19.1c at Markree Castle, Co. Sligo on the 16th in 1881

February: -17.8c at Mostrim, Co. Longford on the 7th in 1895

March: -17.2c at Markree Castle, Co. Sligo on the 3rd in 1947

April: -7.7c at Markree Castle, Co. Sligo on the 15th in 1892

May: -5.6c at Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin on the 4th in 1945 & Glenties, Co. Donegal on the 4th in 1979

June: -3.3c at Clonsast, Co. Offaly on the 1st in 1962

July: -0.3c at Mostrim, Co. Longford on the 8th in 1889

August: -2.7c at Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow on the 30th in 1964

September: -3.0c at Hospital, Co. Limerick on the 19th in 1986

October: -8.3c at Markree Castle, Co. Sligo on the 31st in 1926

November: -11.5c at Clonroche, Co. Wexford on the 29th in 2010

December: -17.5c at Straide, Co. Mayo on the 25th in 2010

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