The Weather of Easter Week, 1916
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.
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Other Historical publications can be found at:http://www.met.ie/publications/historical-notes.asp