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Weather Summary for January 2018
Wetter than normal. Near or slightly above average temperatures:
A predominantly zonal westerly airflow influenced Irelandís weather during January. The first week was very unsettled
as several frontal systems brought wet and windy weather. A deep depression passed eastwards over the country on
the 2nd bringing rain and some of the strongest winds of the month. Pressure rose at the beginning of the second
week bringing a dry period, but at the expense of low temperatures and sharp night time frosts. The third week was
characterised by cold changeable and blustery conditions. Northwest winds sometimes brought wintry showers. An
active slow moving occlusion edged slowly northwards on the 21st, resulting in the wettest day of the month in most
areas. While the final week remained unsettled, it was quite mild overall as southwest winds prevailed. The period
27th/28th indeed had some of the higher temperatures of the month. Fog was a significant feature throughout the
month, particularly in the West and South.
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