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17-05-2019, 12:26   #1381
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Lots of rain on the radar for East and south east. This was being forecast earlier the week then seemed to disappear from the forecasts but its happening now! Hence my confusion at the rain and not being prepared despite keeping close eye on forecasts.
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17-05-2019, 12:52   #1382
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Amazing differences around the country going by the reports above. Another glorious day in east Galway with warm sunshine and beach weather skies. 18c currently and still waiting for some rain, with totals this May so far still only on 1.5mm.

My 'daily weather report' for this month so far showing rainfall totals. Not even sure where the 0.1mm came from on the 10th and most likely an erroneous reading.

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17-05-2019, 13:19   #1383
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2.3mm at Claremorris up to May 16th.

Its top 5 driest Mays on record:

1. May 1991 - 8.8mm
2. May 1978 - 16.7mm
3. May 1950 - 17.1mm
4. May 1975 - 17.6mm
5. May 1977 - 19.9mm

The only other May that Claremorris has recorded 5.0mm or under of rainfall during the first half (1st-16th) was May 1996 with 1.3mm. This was another notable cold May as shown in the graph I posted yesterday and is the second coldest on record for many Irish stations behind May 1979.

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17-05-2019, 13:22   #1384
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West will get rain in next few hours as will Sligo

How much though

A cold May this year usually means glorious Summer?

Prob warm and thundery instead. We are die that kind of weather.
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17-05-2019, 13:30   #1385
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1pm ,a cool 10 degrees at Casement, a very mild 17 in Newport.
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17-05-2019, 13:37   #1386
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We had good rain in the night, and now utterly glorious, Had my lunch outside even.. clouds draping across but warm and lovely. Had to shed a blanket off the bed last night! west mayo offshore
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I think we will be back lighting fires again this weekend. My father already has his heating on.
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17-05-2019, 14:11   #1388
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I think we will be back lighting fires again this weekend. My father already has his heating on.
We didn’t turn it off in the evenings tbh.
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Just got a surprise looking at the radar on met eireann, not a drop of rain in my area of meath, very cloudy though
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17-05-2019, 14:44   #1390
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Downstairs heating was switched off nearly two weeks ago, upstairs was switched off about a month ago. Any sunshine coming in the windows is now enough to keep the house warm. The main living area is currently at 22.8c, a bit lower than the past few days owing to the cooler weather and breeze but still comfortable.

Having to open the bedroom window for a half hour or so most evenings as upstairs is a warmer again. I'm seriously thinking about getting a small AC unit (a proper one with refrigerant, not one of those cheap ones that you put ice into) for the bedroom as most summers involve extremely warm nights at times. Leaving the windows open all night often results in midge bites as I also ditch the bed sheets during most of the summer. A 30 minute blast of AC in the bedroom before bed would make it nice and cool and allow me to have a (3.5 tog) duvet over me, for comfort.

Anyway, I'm digressing......13.2c in North Kildare, overnight low of 11.0c. Light to moderate rain has cleared to the west. Overcast (but quite bright) at the moment but next batch of rain will arrive soon. Garden really needs it as I've a fair few fairly new plants which need regular watering until they get established. Also have 5 small (for now) Eucalyptus trees planted and they can't dry out. Water butt almost empty but the rain today will not fill it to a great degree.

Have to head to the office in Dublin for a couple of hours.....I shall meet the rain on the way.
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No fuel left here and I would not on principle light fires in May! Ah well,, warm enough indoors but parky out now the sun has gone and the rain is coming in on a chilly breeze ...
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Just got a surprise looking at the radar on met eireann, not a drop of rain in my area of meath, very cloudy though
I spoke to soon, rain has arrived
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17-05-2019, 15:19   #1393
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Latest Met Eireann radar (left) vs Met Eireann's model forecast for 4pm:

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17-05-2019, 15:26   #1394
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Latest Met Eireann radar (left) vs Met Eireann's model forecast for 4pm:

Theyr on the ball (holidays)
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17-05-2019, 15:31   #1395
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I'm not one to bash Met Éireann, but their forecasts in the last week have been the worst quality I've seen in a long time.
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