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Quiz: How much do you remember about the weather in 2018?

The country experienced some memorable conditions this year, but how much do you remember about them?


IRELAND EXPERIENCED ITS fair share of extreme weather throughout the year, with storms, snow, rain and a record-breaking heatwave all featuring in 2018.

But how much do you remember about how it all went down?

Did you get swept up by the weather this year, or will you feel the heat as you try to remember what it was like? Take our quiz and find out.

What was the first Irish storm of the year called?
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The Beast from the East
In early January, a number of flights from Ireland were cancelled after a dramatically named weather phenomenon hit the US east coast. What was it called?
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An explosive typhoon
A blockbuster hurricane

A bomb cyclone
Nuclear wind
A war of words erupted when Channel 4 weatherman Liam Dutton expressed frustration with Met Éireann. Why?
He felt that calling a minor weather event Storm Fionn was over the top
He thought that Irish forecasters left it too late to name Storm Fionn

He believed that naming Storm Fionn was not Met Éireann's decision to make
He thought the name Fionn was a bad name for a storm because it was difficult to pronounce
Which storm combined with the Beast from the East to create apocalyptic snow conditions in early March?
Storm Emma
Storm Felix

Storm Georgina
Storm Hector
An icy spell hit Ireland a week after the Beast from the East. What nickname was given to the cold front by some media outlets?
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The Force from the North
The Lout from the South

The Return of the Beast from the East
The Pest from the West
At which station was the hottest June temperature since 1976 recorded on 28 June?
Dublin Airport
Cork Airport

Knock Airport
Shannon Airport
Lidl caused controversy in July for selling what item a day before a national hosepipe ban kicked in?
Super soakers
An inflatable swimming pool

A 50m hose
A power shower
Which of these is NOT one of the names for the 2018/19 winter storm season?
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What was blamed for causing a high number of fallen trees during Storm Ali?
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Hurricane-force winds
The time of day that the strongest winds struck

A fungal disease affecting trees around the country
The prolonged summer dry-spell
And finally, how many Status Red warnings did Met Éireann issue this year?
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Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
What are ewe doing!?!
Very baaad effort
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Turtley awful
Shell of a bad effort
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You scored out of !
That went swimmingly
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Clever cat
Almost purr-fect
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Top dog
Pawsitively brilliant
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