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27-06-2018, 17:09   #61
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Sunshine totals (hours) for Irish stations from the 21st-26th June 2018.

Valentia Observatory is in first place now with Shannon Airport in second place.

A good enough sunny day again in general yesterday once the cloud cleared.

Station21 Jun22 Jun23 Jun24 Jun25 Jun26 JunTotal
Belmullet12.713.614.215.814.011.281.5
Casement Aerodrome14.115.813.414.810.79.878.6
Cork Airport13.215.714.814.911.711.882.1
Dublin Airport12.915.614.415.612.511.382.3
Gurteen8.114.715.515.911.012.277.4
Johnstown Castle2.915.815.55.614.011.665.4
Knock Airport10.810.913.716.012.610.774.7
Malin Head12.710.912.615.214.88.474.6
Shannon Airport13.315.115.615.210.513.383.0
Valentia Observatory12.315.315.515.511.114.584.2

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27-06-2018, 18:40   #62
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In Cork this is what the grass looks like in Some areas, Totally dried up and brown.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VRVr8mEX29NBF65R6

In most areas its like this, a mixture of yellow and pale green. Been a while since we had rain. (Not that im complaining!)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7W7QkoUdQvBusMue7

(Sorry could only get clickable links for the images)
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In Cork this is what the grass looks like in Some areas, Totally dried up and brown.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VRVr8mEX29NBF65R6

In most areas its like this, a mixture of yellow and pale green. Been a while since we had rain. (Not that im complaining!)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/7W7QkoUdQvBusMue7

(Sorry could only get clickable links for the images)
Beginning to look serious down there SleetAndSnow.
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It's a similar picture in Meath and Dublin. Today I journeyed from Dunshaughlin to Dublin city Centre and the majority of the fields, grass areas and areas beside footpaths look like straw rather than grass. From Clonee to Cabra is particularly bad with lots of brown fields and grass scrub land. Very little green grass left anywhere.
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This is how my grass looks.

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27-06-2018, 23:01   #66
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Slightly off topic, I see the grass pollen forecast is very high from Met Eireann at the moment, surely the grass isn't producing much if any pollen with it being mostly dead around the country. I am a grass pollen sufferer and noticed since Monday that I'm not being affected much by it.
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Noticed today that the grass is all 'crispy' as I walked on it, almost like walking on frosty grass.

All the flowers planted as part of a street works upgrade a few months ago are dead as well, don't see why the council couldn't pay a few grass cutters to go around watering when they're clearly not going to be doing any cutting for the next while
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Noticed today that the grass is all 'crispy' as I walked on it, almost like walking on frosty grass.

All the flowers planted as part of a street works upgrade a few months ago are dead as well, don't see why the council couldn't pay a few grass cutters to go around watering when they're clearly not going to be doing any cutting for the next while
I've also noticed the crunchy sound when walking on the grass. It reminds me of the crunchy sound whenever I walk on snow. Most of the grass here is yellow. I have a rather impressive picture of the yellow grass, I'll upload it later if I can.
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All the flowers planted as part of a street works upgrade a few months ago are dead as well, don't see why the council couldn't pay a few grass cutters to go around watering when they're clearly not going to be doing any cutting for the next while

They'll be cutting grass whether it needs it or not.
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Larch trees in cherry wood shedding leaves like it's winter.

Guy out this Morning cutting the dead grass again.
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They'll be cutting grass whether it needs it or not.
DCC have curtailed their grass cutting, assume the other Local Authorities have too. Not good to cut grass in these conditions. There's not much to cut regardless.

The grass hasn't been cut in my estate for three weeks. There's been no rain since early May (aside from some drizzle) and nothing is growing unless it's watered.
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Sunshine totals (hours) for Irish stations from the 21st-27th June 2018.

Valentia Observatory still in first place with Shannon Airport in second place though Cork Airport is 0.1 hour less than Shannon. Today will bring most station's totals up to at least 100 hours. Think this is shaping up to be the sunniest June since at least 2009.

A spectacular day across the board the 27th was with 16.4 hours of sun at Malin Head! I think that's a new record for Ireland. I have not seen a daily sunshine's total in Ireland as high as that - correct me if you have.

Station21 Jun22 Jun23 Jun24 Jun25 Jun26 Jun27 JunTotal
Belmullet12.713.614.215.814.011.215.496.9
Casement Aerodrome14.115.813.414.810.79.812.891.4
Cork Airport13.215.714.814.911.711.815.597.6
Dublin Airport12.915.614.415.612.511.313.896.1
Gurteen8.114.715.515.911.012.213.791.1
Johnstown Castle2.915.815.55.614.011.615.981.3
Knock Airport10.810.913.716.012.610.714.789.4
Malin Head12.710.912.615.214.88.416.491.0
Shannon Airport13.315.115.615.210.513.314.797.7
Valentia Observatory12.315.315.515.511.114.514.198.3

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Slightly off topic, I see the grass pollen forecast is very high from Met Eireann at the moment, surely the grass isn't producing much if any pollen with it being mostly dead around the country. I am a grass pollen sufferer and noticed since Monday that I'm not being affected much by it.
it is flowering grass that produces the pollen.. not just the kind that gets cut short . Hence the stats, but if you are near only the dry stuff, yes, less affected. We are still green and pollen rich out here..
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our back garden is never dry.

Even in drought

We lived there for 13 years.

Never say never though. Its dry now.
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Aches the heart, the buckets..Looks familiar that place ..

https://www.rte.ie/news/weather/2018...ather-ireland/
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