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Ireland's hottest temperature in July was recorded in Roscommon

Met Éireann data comes as the State of the Climate report shows that heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year.

Updated 8.03pm

ROSCOMMON WAS THE hottest place in Ireland last month, according to new Met Éireann data to be released tomorrow.

The monthly weather report for July is due to be published tomorrow morning, and will show that hottest place in Ireland last month was at Mount Dillon, a country estate in Co Roscommon.

Mount Dillon has previously recorded the country’s highest temperatures on particular days, and is located between Strokestown, and Longford Town, and is around 30 km from the new Center Parcs development near Ballymahon.

On 19 July, a temperature of 30.4 degrees was recorded at Mount Dillon – the highest temperature recorded in the six years of the weather station’s operation, Met Éireann confirmed to

It is nevertheless just a couple of degrees to the highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland – 33.3 degrees at Kilkenny Castle on 26 June 1887. 

The highest air temperature recorded during the 20th century was 32.5 degrees at Boora, Co Offaly, on 29 June, 1976.

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Wet in the west

The driest areas in July of this year were the midlands and the eastern seaboard, while the wettest areas were the northwest and the southwest.

The driest place in Ireland last month was Oakpark, Co Carlow, with around half the usual rainfall expected for July, compared with the 30-year average.

The wettest place during July was Markree Castle in Co Sligo, with 120 per cent of the long-term average rainfall recorded.

Temperatures in the 20s were recorded in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on 15, 18 and 19 July, – but it wasn’t a heatwave, defined as five consecutive days where maximum temperatures are five degrees above the average.

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Record temperatures in 2015

The Met Éireann data comes as an international study produced by hundreds of climate scientists shows that 2015 was an even hotter year than 2014.

The State of the Climate report, a peer-reviewed study issued each year by hundreds of global scientists, shows that heat, greenhouse gases and sea levels all climbed to record highs last year.

The trend toward a warming planet was boosted by an unusually strong El Nino weather pattern, the international report said.

Most indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet.

“Several markers such as land and ocean temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases broke records set just one year prior.”

A particularly strong El Nino ocean warming trend also helped to “amplify” the impact of some global warming trends in 2015, it added.

“Owing to the combination of El Nino and a long term upward trend, Earth observed record warmth for the second consecutive year,” it said.

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