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Dublin: 16°C Saturday 19 June 2021

In case you were living under a well-insulated waterproof rock, July's weather was brutal

It was bad even by historical records.

Rain rain go away, (don't) come again another day.
Rain rain go away, (don't) come again another day.
Image: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

IN TODAY’S EDITION of ‘You Don’t Say?’, we’ve now got official confirmation that last month was one of the coldest and wettest Julys in quite a while.

Stats from Met Éireann show that temperatures were down on average across the whole country last month. One station at Claremorris even recorded the coldest mid-summer average since 1965.

Most other spots recorded the coldest temperatures for 25 years.

To put a figure on it, nowhere in the country recorded an average temperature of higher than 13.5 degrees.

Nowhere near warm enough to turn the weather charts red, never mind decamping to the beach or park for a few days.

And as if to hammer home the gloom, Met Éireann says that temperatures actually got colder as July went on, the first three days being the warmest and the last week of the month being the coolest.

Now for the rain. 

truman show rain Source: giphy

As well as being cold everywhere, it was also wet everywhere with all stations reporting more rain than usual for July.

The south of the country saw greater than twice the average rainfall for July. Cork Airport had its wettest July day in 10 years.

Most stations in Atlantic coastal counties reported their wettest July in five or six years.

It was windy too with Shannon Airport reporting that average winds were the strongest for the month since 1974.

Here’s to August huh?

PastedImage-65020 Source: Met.ie

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Rónán Duffy

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