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Quiz: How much do you know about Irish weather records?

Test your knowledge of the all-time highs and lows of Irish weather.

THIS WEEK HAS been an absolute scorcher across the country, with temperatures breaking all-time records in Northern Ireland.

With that in mind, it seems like the perfect time to test your knowledge of the all-time highs and lows of Irish weather. 

Northern Ireland broke its all-time highest temperature record several times in the past week - what is the new record?
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30 degrees Celsius
30.1 degrees Celsius

31.4 degrees Celsius
33 degrees Celsius
In the Republic, the hottest temperature of the year so far was recorded in Roscommon on which day this week?
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Tuesday
Wednesday

Thursday
It wasn't recorded this week
What is the highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland?
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33.3 degrees in 1887
35.2 degrees in 1975

34 degrees in 2006
32 degrees in 1995
June 1955 saw 308.2 hours of sunshine in one part of the country, the highest monthly total since 1942. Where was this?
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Athenry, Galway
Malin Head, Donegal

Mount Dillon, Roscommon
Valentia, Kerry
What’s the lowest monthly number of total sunshine hours ever recorded?
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10 hours in Dublin, November 1992
2.8 hours in Cork, December 2015

7.4 hours in Meath, December 1889
20 hours in Sligo, November 1963
Ireland had two 'tropical nights' this week. What is this?
Balmy nights with 0km/h wind all night
A night after temperatures stay above 21 degrees all day

When the temperature stays above 20 degrees all night
When the entire population wakes up at least once due to the heat
How many of these tropical nights have happened in Ireland before now?
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None
Around 6

At least one per year
Around 15
Onto the colder side, what is the lowest temperature ever recorded on the island of Ireland?
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-19.1 degrees in 1881
-17 degrees in 2010

-22.6 degrees in 1917
-12.3 degrees in 1985
Which county recorded the highest-ever annual rainfall (3964.9mm)?
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Galway
Cork

Wexford
Kerry
And finally, which county recorded the lowest-ever annual rainfall (356.6mm)?
Kilkenny
Roscommon

Dublin
Wicklow
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