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Current Forecast:Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:00
Dry in most areas today, with good spells of sunshine. Cloudier at times in the northwest with a few spots of drizzle or light rain possible along north Connacht or Ulster coasts. A warm day for many areas, with temperatures of 18 to 20 degrees in the midlands, east and south, but cooler in Atlantic coastal counties, with values there of 14 to 16 degrees. Winds mostly light, west to northwest or variable, but moderate southwesterly breezes along western and northern coasts and a sea breeze along east and south coasts.
11 June 2013 - 50th Anniversary of the Mount Merrion ThunderstormsThe 11th June 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of one of the most violent thunderstorms to affect Dublin in the 20th century. On the 11th June 1963 considerable flooding occurred in the area between Dundrum, Blackrock and Sandymount. The “official” observations only hinted at the full severity of the rainfall. Eye-witness accounts suggested that far more than the 97.8mm (24-hour total) recorded at Ballsbridge fell in some locations.
04 June 2013 - Weather summaries for May 2013 and Spring 2013May 2013: Cold everywhere; wet and dull in places. Spring 2013: Cold everywhere; dry, dull and windy in parts.
31 May 2013 - Earthquake of the 29 May 2013The earthquake of the 29 May 2013 occurred at 03:16 UTC, with an epicentre approximately 13 km NW of Abersoch, Gwynedd. The instrumental magnitude was determined at 3.8 ML, and the earthquake was located approximately 21 km WSW of the magnitude 5.4 earthquake that occurred on 19 July 1984 (a magnitude of 3.8 is approximately 256 times smaller than 5.4).
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