41.4M above mean sea level
Roches Point is situated in the south eastern tip of Cork Harbour.
In April 1937, Roches Point was one of the four telegraphic stations taken over by Met Éireann, from the British Meteorological Society. Then on the 1st of January 1940, Roches Point actually became a full synoptic station. It housed
such instruments as the mercury barometer, Campbell-Stokes sunshine recorder,
dines pressure tube anemometer etc. On the 28th February 1991 it ceased to operate
as a full-time synoptic station and in July 1991 the Vaisala Cup Anemometer replaced
the Dines anemometer and the Vaisala Milos automatic station was installed.
Extremes recorded at Roches Point Met Station:
|Highest Air Temperature
||28.0 degrees Celsius on 3 August 1995
|Lowest Air Temperature
||-7.2 degrees Celsius on 13 January 1987
|Maximum Daily sunshine
||15.8 hours in 13 June 1988
Typical Automatic Weather