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Today’s the longest day of the year. You wouldn’t know it if you live anywhere north of Carlow.

YES, NO DOUBT by now you’re aware that this Irish summer of ours has been a lot less summery than the brief heat wave of last month had promised us.

Today’s Midsummer’s Day – the longest day of the year (yes, officially) – and is, therefore, probably meant to be one of the driest and warmest days of the year.

Not so today, though – the rain this morning’s been pretty miserable, with Met Éireann reporting 2.4mm of rainfall between 6am and 7pm at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnell outside Dublin.

An identical rainfall was recorded at Knock Airport, where it was also 9°C at 7am – hardly a pleasant temperature given the lashing rain.

People of the south-east: we’re jealous. Really, really jealous.

Happy summer, everybody – and don’t forget: website users can click the weather icon at the top of‘s website to customise your local weather listings, with data provided by AccuWeather.

Image via Met Éireann.

Read: Was yesterday the longest day of the year? Or is it today?

More of it: Cork summer show rained off

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