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Quiz: How well do you know Irish winters?

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winter-weather-jan13th Dublin Civil Defence members wade through snow to Kilbride Military Camp, January 2010. Source: PA Archive/PA Images

When was Ireland’s worst winter on record according to Met Éireann?
MetÉireann
1958/59
1962/63

1968/69
1961/62
Glenmacnass in Wicklow experienced the heaviest snowfall during 2018’s Beast from the East. What what was the recorded depth?
Rollingnews.ie
2 metres
36cm

1 metre
69cm
On 14 February 1853, 83 people lost their lives after the Queen Victoria ship sank during a violent snowstorm. Where on the Irish Coast did it first crash?
PA
Hook Head
Howth Head

Mizen Head
Rockabill
What year did Labour's Joan Burton fall out of a canoe while visiting flood victims of Storm Frank in Kilkenny?
2015
2014

2013
2016
What's the lowest air temperature recorded in Ireland? (hint: it was in 1881)
Shutterstock
-17.2
-11

-9
-19.1
During what storm was the highest monthly rainfall of 943.5mm recorded in Cork?
PA
Storm Frank
Storm Emma

Storm Lorenzo
Storm Ophelia
Sherkin Island, Co Cork holds the record for experiencing the least amount of sunshine in one month. How many hours of sunshine did it see in December 2015?
Photocall Ireland
12 hours
7.9 hours

2.5 hours
19.3
In December 2016, the 'world's largest wave' was recorded between Ireland and Iceland. How tall was it?
Shutterstock
25 metres
19 metres

15 metres
30 metres
RTÉ's Teresa Mannion's went viral in December 2015 after she braved the eye of Storm Desmond. From where in the country did she make the plea for people to stay safe and not to make “unnecessary journeys”?
RTÉ
Achill Island, Mayo
Salthill, Galway

Bundoran, Donegal
Roches Point, Cork
And finally, how many times has Ireland seen a white Christmas between 1964 and 2010?
WhiteChristmas
7
25

9
16
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