31 Aug 11 – Following the coldest June in nearly 40 years and the coldest July in 50 years, this month is now one of the coldest Augusts since records began in 1851.
The last time August temperatures fell so low was in 1986 when Hurricane Charley brought record rainfall and flooding.
“Met Eireann records show temperatures have been up to 1.3C below average this month at all 10 of its stations across the country,” says this article by David Whelan. “The lowest temperature has been a nippy 2.7C in Mullingar, with highest temperatures across the nation ranging from 15-17C, at best.”
The max temperature this summer only managed to reach 25.5C in Co Carlow, on June 3.
The last time Ireland’s peak summer temperature dipped so low was 46 years ago when the top temperature was 25.2C.
Met Eireann said Dublin’s main weather station, at the airport, averaged just 13.8C, the coldest since July 1965, which saw 13.1C.
Any suggestions that the current weather dip is building up for winter were dismissed with Met Eireann saying it has no bearing on what can be expected towards the end of the year.
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