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08-07-2013, 08:17   #1
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IRISH TEMPERATURE RECORDS, WTF?

So with the weather that's in it at the moment I was wondering what the highest recorded temperature was in Ireland and found this http://www.met.ie/climate-ireland/weather-extremes.asp ...33.3°C, sounds about right but what caught my eye was highest temperatures recorded in some of the colder months of the year. 18.5°C in January and 18.1°C in december!!
Is this possible, i must be reading something wrong. it just can't be right, can it? It didn't happen in my time anyway coz if it did i'd of grabbed a shotgun and headed for the hills!!...Does anyone know anything about these months, what year they were, were people running around screaming and shouting about the end, ect??
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08-07-2013, 08:26   #2
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Didnt we get high teens in late november a year or two ago? I clearly remember it bring 17/18 degrees after the 14th November very recently. It was very balmy and close but only lasted a day or two.
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i remember painting the house one november a few years back..it was mid-teens


i notice the highest ever temperature of 33 C was recorded in 1887 ...so much for global warming
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A brief plume of North African air in late Autumn/early winter is not unheard of, just need the right mix of high and low pressure to drag it north.
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Sure just before Christmas last I think temps hit 17c. Minot uncommon and temps nearing that level were reasonably common from 1998-2008
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i remember painting the house one november a few years back..it was mid-teens


i notice the highest ever temperature of 33 C was recorded in 1887 ...so much for global warming
Global warming isn't that simple. It causes more evaporation which lead to more clouds and rain - think of our last 6 summers.
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High temps such as 16C + during winter months are usually quite localised and a result of fohn winds driving the temp higher than other areas.

I recorded 17.8C on 26th Jan 2003
see page 3 Jan weather bulletin
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High temps such as 16C + during winter months are usually quite localised and a result of fohn winds driving the temp higher than other areas.

I recorded 17.8C on 26th Jan 2003
see page 3 Jan weather bulletin

Yeah I remmeber that warm January day here too. An exceptional day.
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Yeah I remmeber that warm January day here too. An exceptional day.
I don't

I remember summer 1995 and crap last few summers but not January 26th 2003.
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i notice the highest ever temperature of 33 C was recorded in 1887 ...so much for global warming
Note the clue is in the name "Global" warming, not Dublin or bally-de-hob warming also like radios quoted as 100W with very small quotes pk is peek power not standard average rms power, if ran at peek power it would fry. In otherwords it's the annual rms global temperature not annual global peek temp.

Anyway not doing too bad during our current interglacial period.
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i notice the highest ever temperature of 33 C was recorded in 1887
I'd be sceptical of that, I mean did they even have any reliable way of measuring temps back then...
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Quick question

Why is it that Cars temp gauges are reporting 38 and 39 degrees when its clearly not?

Loads of picks being sent in to various websites
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Why is it that Cars temp gauges are reporting 38 and 39 degrees when its clearly not?

Loads of picks being sent in to various websites
The thermometers on cars are designed to measure the temperature of the road surface not the air, mainly to warn drivers of the potential for ice. In these conditions I would well believe the Tarmac is 38 degrees or higher.
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Why is it that Cars temp gauges are reporting 38 and 39 degrees when its clearly not?

Loads of picks being sent in to various websites
Those car gauges are unscientific, they are in direct sunshine or are influenced by engine heat etc - theyre only really useful in cold ambient temps for alerting to potential ice etc

The weather stations use properly screened devices to give a correct ambient temp reading
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its about 40c in my boxers at the minute sheeshh:-p
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