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Dublin: 15 °C Thursday 13 August, 2020
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What was the highest temperature recorded so far this year? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The magnitude of the earthquake that hit southeast England during the week.

EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

2.6: The magnitude of the earthquake that hit southeast England on Wednesday.

40: The number of volunteers that took to the streets of Dublin to provide bottles of water and sunscreen to homeless people during the spell of hot weather.

€2.8 million: The amount of money that actress Rebel Wilson was ordered to return with interest to an Australian publisher after a defamation payout was slashed on appeal.

32 degrees: The temperature recorded at Shannon Airport on Thursday, making it the hottest June day on record since 1976 and the hottest day so far this year.

7: The number of complaints made over a Late Late Show panellist suggestion to ‘bin’ cyclists which were rejected by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland.

16,000: The number of tourists left stranded in Bali airport following a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian resort island.

2: The number of government ministers who will spend a week in the Gaeltacht this summer to improve their Irish.

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4: The number of large gold rings found in Donegal, dating back to the Bronze Age.

17: The number of states that have sued the Trump administration to force it to reunite the thousands of immigrant children and parents it separated at the US border.

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