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27-08-2019, 22:24   #4036
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Quite strange Summer in Northwest, in Sligo anyways. Ive gone to the beach 10 times so 9 of those days were warm and sunny. Even August has had 4 or 5 warm if not sunny all the time days. 2 at the start and 1 or 2 the past week. The rest of August rain. Also some very windy days this Summer and also some very cold days at the start though Sligo town escaped a lot of rain back then while Collooney got downpours.

Overall the past 10 years show

May and June will be the sunniest, July 19th to 25th the warmest and August WET
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27-08-2019, 22:25   #4037
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It’s been dull and dismal here all day. Thankfully no rain of note. Feel sorry for the people further west sounds horrendous. August has been predictably disappointing.
An understatement, I'd place this summer right up there with the washouts in the mid 2000's at this stage

Near torrential here for the past hour, hasn't stopped at all since yesterday evening
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27-08-2019, 22:26   #4038
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Cracker of a day in Dublin
Yesterday was a cracker in Dundalk. Plenty of sun.

Today was a notch down, but still very pleasant. Very warm.
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Not it wasn't
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27-08-2019, 23:39   #4040
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Not it wasn't
Up till just after lunchtime it was reasonably sunny. Clouded over then.
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28-08-2019, 01:53   #4041
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That is counting days where less than 1mm falls which is pointless. If you applied that against most cities they would show the same. A wet day is more than a few mms. Sure it could drizzle for 10 minutes and have sun for 10 hours and that would count as a wet day!
0.2mm to 0.9mm is a rain day. 1.0mm and upwards is a wet day. That is what gets counted by Met Eireann
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cold today; think hibernation is in order.
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28-08-2019, 07:49   #4043
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There is a grass frost

west mayo offshore
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Cloudy and misty and breezy this morning. It's 12.2C. The ground is damp but there was no rain recorded overnight.
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28-08-2019, 08:50   #4045
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Still spitting rain in Letterkenny this morning, looking at satellite there's hopefully a clearance soon so might squeeze one more decent day out of the summer
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28-08-2019, 09:49   #4046
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Woke to lovely sunshine in south Dublin, wasnt expecting it and so its a bonus .

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28-08-2019, 10:05   #4047
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It rained last Friday, Thursday, Wednesday and Tuesday in Dublin, and every single day in the week before that...

Looking at the stats on met.ie linked earlier, the east coast has around 180-190 wet days a year, the west around 200-230 so not that different really. I suspect the main difference is those of us in the west get to enjoy a lot more days like today where there's constant drizzle and mist all day
That’s up to 50 extra wet days a year. I wouldn’t call that insignificant.

Also it’s been dry since Thursday evening where I am by the coast and in the city whilst the rest of the country seems to have gotten some rain.
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Really Grace?

I didn't think temperatures were to drop below 10C last night
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That’s up to 50 extra wet days a year. I wouldn’t call that insignificant.

Also it’s been dry since Thursday evening where I am by the coast and in the city whilst the rest of the country seems to have gotten some rain.
I agree it’s at least last Thursday when we last had rain where I am in Dublin (it can all depend where you are in Dublin). I think 0.2mm constituting a rain day is utter nonsense, that could literally fall in less than 5 mins in a light shower and you could have 12 hours of sunshine outside of that. I know that’s what met Éireann count it as but that’s very misleading as a ‘rain day’.

I am amazed that no rain fell yesterday hearing the reports of torrential rain in so many locations. It just shows how localized weather can be. It’s the same when we have snow events where you could have next to no snow in one part of Dublin and 10-20km away there could be 2-3 inches of snow. Storm Emma was a classic example with places like Kildare impassable and some neighboring counties getting a fraction of that. I have even seen a 3-4 degree difference when driving from my house to west Dublin
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Nice bright sunny morning here. Bit of a breeze there taking the edge of the temperature allright but pleasant nonetheless after yesterday’s gloom.
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