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Dublin: 20 °C Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Feel like it's been raining a lot? You're not wrong.

This June is already the wettest on record in several areas… and it hasn’t even finished yet.

Image: Douglas R Witt via Flickr

IF YOU FEEL like it’s been raining a lot recently, you’re probably not wrong.

This June has been the wettest ever recorded in several areas of Ireland, and there are still several days to go.

Met Éireann weather stations in Knock and at Cork Airport have already recorded higher levels of rainfall than any other June since records began.

The rain has been most concentrated in the south-west. Shannon has seen 130.6mm of rain, the highest in 30 years.

However, other areas have also seen exceptionally high levels. Malin Head has had its wettest month since 1991 with 118.4mm of rain.

Both Mullingar and Sherkin Island have seen their highest rainfall since 1998.

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A Met Éireann spokesperson told that this month’s rain has been exceptionally showery, meaning even nearby weather stations could record very different levels.

Casement aerodrome in Dublin has already had its wettest month for 19 years, while figures for Dublin Airport are only the highest in the last five years.

In pics: The graphs that showed the rain march across Ireland>

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