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The Weather of Easter Week, 1916
14 April 2016

The Easter Rising occurred during the seventeenth week of 1916, that is between Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 April. In 1965, for the 50-year Anniversary, the Irish Meteorological Service produced a document entitled ‘The Weather of Easter Week, 1916, in and near Dublin’. This focused on data gathered at just the Dublin area weather stations.

On this the 100-year anniversary, a search and analysis of the records was undertaken, for the above week, in order to expand on that work by presenting a day-by-day analysis for both Ireland’s and Dublin’s weather. Also included is a look at the climate of Ireland during that time; reanalysis plots were also generated, where these plots reconstruct earlier weather patterns using the historical weather observations; finally the paper concludes with a short outline on the establishment of the Irish Meteorological Service, now called Met Éireann.

Full report <<here>>

Two special edition infographics were also produced entitled ‘Ireland’s Weather Easter 1916’ , available <<here>> and ‘Dublin’s Weather Easter 1916’ available <<here>> .

Other Historical publications can be found at:http://www.met.ie/publications/historical-notes.asp

 

 
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