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31-08-2019, 17:29   #4171
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Never had great trust myself when a station is close to a mountainous area, I have said it is exceptional for the area and it is especially for August with no major daily falls outside of yesterday and the 4th, these volunteered stations are prone to inaccuracies and anomalies .
I think you are right, but as Syran pointed out, it is a bit weird how Met Eireann are listing inaccurate figures on their 'Extremes' page, unless they hae more data available to them than what they have made available to the public, which I thought would be pretty much all of it in fairness.
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31-08-2019, 17:49   #4172
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I'd have some caution with the met.ie extremes page as the max wind gust for August record is incorrect (144 km/h at Claremorris on 11 Aug 1999 it says) which I've told them about before but no change or response, so I wouldn't be surprised about other mistakes.
That was the day we had a near total solar eclipse across Ireland especially in the south. The totality path crossed southern England. It was a mostly cloudy day in the Limerick area. Don’t remember much rain that day. Remembering seeing the almost covered sun through the watery clouds.
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31-08-2019, 17:58   #4173
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Sun is out...cool breeze but warm in the sun...you can really notice how much lower the sun is in the sky now...Galway
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31-08-2019, 19:27   #4174
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It's nice and sunny here but cooler than recently. It's currently 14.8C. The day's high was 18.3C, the first time in 10 days that the high was below 20 and the first time in 9 days that there was any rain recorded. There was 1.2mm.
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31-08-2019, 20:03   #4175
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Another 0.1mm at Athenry up to now so their total is now 300.0mm for this August as far as I can see.

Meanwhile, a very nice evening in Dublin after a grand day with decent sunny spells if a bit breezy. I'm definitely giving a 7/10 now for this August in Dublin.
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31-08-2019, 20:32   #4176
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Fabulous clarity to the sky
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31-08-2019, 20:39   #4177
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Despite 2 heavy but fairly short showers today, most of the day was bright and very sunny, cool wind, but in sheltered parts away from wind it felt rather warm.
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31-08-2019, 22:36   #4178
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Another very pleasant day in dublin. Was a bit chilly at times but lovely sunshine for the most part.
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31-08-2019, 22:39   #4179
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10pm met reports.... Knock Airport 9 degrees
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31-08-2019, 23:29   #4180
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Lovely clear sunny evening in Galway, I see from the radar that heavy showers are still piling in back in Letterkenny. Surprisingly little flooding on the drive down, a lot of standing water in fields and a few small rivers burst their banks but nothing major

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It is a record for the station, but nationally for August it recorded less than half the record and I doubt it is even close to the top 10, I think there are over 500 volunteer ran rain stations in the country so it is hard to correlate all the information.
I have all that info in an SQL table, haven't got my laptop at the moment but can have a look when I'm back home tomorrow evening
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What was this Summer like for average sunshine and rainfall?
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i thought today was supposed to be a wash out. cracking day in waterford sunshine all day
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In South Sligo it has been raining pretty much constantly for 48 hours. I have never seen a wetter August.
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01-09-2019, 08:59   #4184
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It looks like, provisionally at least, that Athenry did not make the 300mm for the month of August with 297.3 being the initial figure (unless it changes later on)

Newport next in line at 228.9mm. Stations that did not breech the 100mm mark for the month inc all of the Dublin stations, Oak Park & Johnstown Castle. Nationally, the mean total came in at 146mm, which is around 160% of normal, while the aggregate mean temp came in a 0.4c above average.

Data from Met Eireann.
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In South Sligo it has been raining pretty much constantly for 48 hours. I have never seen a wetter August.
The worst August that i can remember. I have been trying to spray my garden for a the full month and there has literally been 1 dry day.

Of course the Met eireann forecasts have been typically atrocious. No rain predicted for several hours, 30 minutes later another deluge. Don't even know why they bother. They might get it right for the east, but a lucky dip would be more accurate at predicting the weather in the west then Met Eireann.
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