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16-05-2019, 12:26   #1366
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Netweather shows a shower coming though.

Overcast today but still mild thankfully
I think describing what's arriving into much of Cork now could be described as being more than a shower.
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16-05-2019, 12:27   #1367
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I think describing what's arriving into much of Cork now could be described as being more than a shower.
i think your right It updated since my post.
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16-05-2019, 13:40   #1368
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do you use tap water?

my borders are parched but I'm loathe to use the tap water - running out of options. My water butt is long empty.
For chemical concern or conservation? Yes but I am very economical with water . would rather my plants drank than I drink.. wash by hand anyway and use that etc etc No hose pipe just a bucket.
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i think your right It updated since my post.
Just checked met.ie and looking promising all the way up the west coast
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For chemical concern or conservation? Yes but I am very economical with water . would rather my plants drank than I drink.. wash by hand anyway and use that etc etc No hose pipe just a bucket.
both really... might take drastic action and fill up the water butt with water from the mains.. let the chlorine evaporate over a day or so
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16-05-2019, 15:37   #1371
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This is a comparison of all Mays' monthly mean temperatures at selected Irish stations back to 1958 and including 2019 up to the 15th.

The overall May 2019 mean temperature when you average these stations up to the 15th is 9.5c, which is comparable with the first half of May 2010 and May 2013. The last time Ireland had a whole May that sustained this level of cooler than average conditions was 1996 with a monthly mean temperature of 9.2c using these stations' data.

The coldest May since 1996 was May 2015 with a monthly mean temperature of 10.1c followed by May 2013 with 10.3c, May 2005 with 10.7c and May 2010 with 10.9c. May 1979 was easily the coldest with a monthly mean temperature of 8.9c, continuing on from a long bitterly cold Winter that year.

May 1990 (12.7c) and May 2008 (13.1c) stand out as the warmest on record especially 2008 though May 2017 (12.4c) and May 1992 (12.6c) were quite remarkable too.



Wonder how these figures compare to the IMT.

Data from CSO and Met Éireann.

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16-05-2019, 16:09   #1372
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both really... might take drastic action and fill up the water butt with water from the mains.. let the chlorine evaporate over a day or so
lol.. I had never thought of that; thank you,. No butt here but I can use containers..

But then so rare we get these times and the plants do not seem to mind..

We have had a small sprinkling..
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16-05-2019, 16:10   #1373
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Funny that May seems totally unaffected by climate change in comparison to say our Winters or Summers
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A mild, moist and MIDGY morning... went out to admire the mild part and was attacked violently and sneakily by the hordes of Midian itch, scratch, itch.
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17-05-2019, 09:28   #1375
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A dry and sunny start to the day in Castlebar at 13 degrees. Looks like some rain crossing the irish sea will move into eastern areas, not mentioned on any met eireann broadcast yesterday.
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Cold. Light rain Meath.
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17-05-2019, 09:57   #1377
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Think Met Eireann forecast typers have been on AL the past two days.

Forecasts very lax.

TV ones fine but the one on site is not what standard they normally have.

Still at 2.5mm in Sligo

Rains missed us yesterday while Strandhill had a downpour.

Not so lucky this evening in all likelihood

Even more interesting is the fact that Markree had 18mm of rain yesterday....prob Standhill downpour too

So Sligo Microclimate May

Markree 26mm for month
Sligo town 2.5mm

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raining now in Meath, feeling rather chilly too. So far the highest temperature we've had this month at Dunshaughlin is only 18C (last Monday), I am not sure if we'll get any higher than that for the remainder of this month. We had 23C here in April during the warm spell, so this May appears to be a rather cool one.
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Forecast for Dublin today is badly off.

Hazy sunshine with passing clouds.. instead it's 11 degrees, blanket cloud and rain.
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Light spits of rain in Arklow also
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