53° 32' 14" N
07° 21' 44" W
104M above mean sea level
Mullingar Synoptic Station is situated approximately 1.7 Km northwest of Mullingar,
Co. Westmeath. The lakes Owel, Ennell and Derravaragh are within 11kms radius
of the station.
The station has been operating at its current location since 1974. It replaced the Station at Patrick Street, Mullingar which opened in 1943 with limited weather reports. Full 24 hour reporting commenced in October 1949. At present Mullingar is part manned and part automatic. Since April 2008 the Met station at Mullingar has been fully automated.
Extremes recorded at Mullingar Met Station
Max Air Temp. 29.8 degrees Celsius on 29th June 1949 Min Air Temp. –14.9
degrees Celsius on 1st January1979
Min Ground Temp. –14.8 degrees Celsius on 22nd January 1963
Warmest month with mean temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius was Aug.
Coldest month with mean temperature of -0.7 degrees Celsius was Jan.1963
when Lough Owel to the North of Mullingar froze over and some locals
took to driving cars on the ice.
Wettest year was 2003 with 1213 mm
Driest year was 1971 with 647 mm
Highest Daily fall was 70mm on 13th July 1967
Sunniest year was 1955 with 1606 hrs
Sunniest month was Aug.1995 with 271.7hrs
Dullest year was 1983 with 1119 hrs
Dullest month was Jan. 1996 with 19.8hrs
Highest gust of 79kts (91 mph) from South West direction was recorded
on 16th Sept 1961 when the remnants of “Hurricane Debbie” passed
close to Ireland.