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Weather Extreme Records for Ireland

Last updated Tuesday 23 January 2018

The overall record is shaded.

         

Temperatures (°C)

Highest air temperature recorded in the 20th Century: 32.5°C at Boora, Co. Offaly on 29th June 1976
Lowest air temperature recorded in the 20th century: -18.8°C at Lullymore, Co. Kildare on 2nd January 1979
Lowest grass minimum temperature: -19.6°C at Glasnevin, Dublin on 12th January 1982

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Highest
Shaded Air (°C)
18.5
Dublin
(Glasnevin)
10th 1998
18.1
Dublin
(Phoenix Park)
23rd 1891
23.6
Dublin
(Trinity College)
28th 1965
25.8
Donegal
(Glenties)
26th 1984
28.4
Kerry
(Ardfert Liscahane)
31st 1997
33.3 Kilkenny
(Kilkenny Castle)
26th 1887
32.3
Roscommon
(Elphin)
19th 2006
31.5
Carlow
(Oak Park)
2nd 1995
29.1
Kildare
(Clongowes Wood
College)
1st 1906
25.2
Kildare
(Clongowes Wood
College)
3rd 1908
20.1
Kerry
(Dooks)
1st 2015
18.1
Dublin
(Peamount)
2nd 1948
Lowest
Shaded Air (°C)
-19.1
Sligo
(Markree)
16th 1881
-17.8
Longford
(Mostrim)
7th 1895
-17.2
Sligo
(Markree)
3rd 1947
-7.7
Sligo
(Markree)
15th 1892
-5.6
Donegal
(Glenties)
4th 1979
-3.3
Offaly
(Clonsast)
1st 1962
-0.3
Longford
(Mostrim)
8th 1889
-2.7
Wicklow
(Rathdrum)
30th 1964
-3.5
Offaly
(Clonsast)
8th 1972
-8.3
Sligo
(Markree)
31st 1926
-11.5
Wexford
(Clonroche)
29th 2010
-17.5
Mayo
(Straide)
25th 2010

 

Rainfall Totals (mm)

Highest annual total: 3964.9mm at Ballaghbeama Gap, Co Kerry in 1960
Highest hourly total: 52.2mm at Clonroche, Co. Wexford on 27th June 1986
Lowest annual total: 356.6mm at Glasnevin, Co Dublin in 1887
Longest absolute drought: 3rd April to 10th May 1938 in Limerick

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Highest
Monthly
Total (mm)
since 1942
711.2
Kerry
(Ballagh
beame
Gap)
1990
780.0
Kerry (Mt
Cummeragh)
1995
685.8
Kerry (Mt
Ballagh
beama)
1989
445.5
Kerry
(Glenvickee)
1966
605.0
Wicklow
(M.Lough
Dan)
1993
469.0
Kerry (Mt
Cummeragh)
2012
577.9
Kerry
(Ballagh
beama
Gap)
1950
615.0
Donegal
(Mt Lough
Eske)
1985
650.0
Kerry
(Beenreagh
Mtn)
1999
790.0
Kerry (Mt
Cummeragh)
1996
650.0
Kerry
(Ballagh
beama
Gap)
2000
943.5
Cork (Gernapeka)
2015
Lowest
Monthly Total (mm)
since 1942
7.5
Dublin
(Lusk)
1950
0.0
Galway
(Inverin GS)
1965
0.1
Carlow
(Leighlin
bridge GS)
1961
1.3
Laois
(Abbeyleix)
1942
3.0
Louth
(Ardee)
1980
0.8
Dublin
(Lambay
Island)
1942
0.7
Cork
(Glanmire)
1955
0.4
Wexford
(Bunclody)
1995
0.0
Dublin
(Dun Laoghaire)
1986
2.5
Kildare
(Naas)
1969
3.5
Offaly
(Eden
derry)
1942
8.4
Wicklow (Mt
Rathdrum)
1967
Highest
Daily
Total (mm)
since 1942
115.3
Kerry
(Lauragh
GS)
27th
1954
146.5
Dublin
(Ballyed
monduff)
3rd 1994
132.1
Kerry
(Waterville)
15th 1956
105.6
Leitrim
(Cloone
Lake)
20th 1999
104.6
Kerry
(Gap of
Dunloe)
4th 1985
111.0
Leitrim
(Aughna
sheelan)
28th 1986
112.9
Cork
(Macroom)
23rd 2005
206.5
Kerry
(Glenvic
kee)
5th 1986
243.5
Kerry
(Cloone
Lake)
18th 1993
201.2
Kerry
(Waterville)
3rd 2016
167.1
Kerry
(Killarney)
9th 1941
160.8
Mayo
(Kennagh
Beg)
4th 2015

 

Wind Speeds (km/h) since 1942

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Highest 10-minute
Mean Wind Speed (km/h)
since 1942
131
(Hurricane Force)
Limerick
(Foynes
Airport)
18th 1945
120
(Hurricane Force)
Galway
(Mace
Head)
12th 2014
124
(Hurricane
Force)
Donegal
(Malin Head)
2nd 1982
109
(Violent
Storm)
Clare
(Shannon
Airport)
23rd 1947
102
(Storm
Force)
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
23rd 2011
96
(Storm
Force)
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
24th 1962
102
(Storm
Force)
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
25th 1988
83
(Strong Gale)
Donegal
(Malin Head)
9th 1973
122
(Hurricane
Force)
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
16th 1961
Debbie
115
(Violent
Storm)
Cork
(Roches
Point)
16th 2017
Ophelia
117
(Violent
Storm)
Limerick
(Foynes
Airport)
12th 1940
126
(Hurricane
Force)
Cork
(Roches
Point)
24th 1997
Highest
Gust (km/h) since 1942
182
Limerick
(Foynes
Airport)
18th 1945
172
Mayo
(Belmullet)
9th 1988
167
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
20th 1986
165
Clare
(Shannon
Airport)
23rd 1947
144
Mayo
(Belmullet)
23rd 2011
137
Donegal (Malin
Head)
24th 1962
137
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
25th 1988
144
Mayo
(Claremorris)
11th 1999
181
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
16th 1961
Debbie
178
Wexford
(Rosslare)
24th 1995
170
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
6th 1996
178
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
26th 1998

 

Mean Sea Level Pressure (hPa)

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Highest MSLP
(hPa)
1051.9
Kerry
(Valentia
Observatory)
28th 1905
1049.1
Westmeath
(Mullingar)
7th 1964
1047.1
Kerry
(Valentia)
13th
1900
1043.4
Clare
(Shannon
Airport)
26th
1948
1042.4
Cork
(Cork
Airport)
12th 2012
1043.1
Monaghan
(Clones)
14th 1959
1037.9
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
1st 1933
1036.0
Kerry
(Valentia)
17th 1940
1041.3
Donegal
(Malin Head)
11th 2009
Cork
(Cork Airport /Sherkin Island)
24th 2018
1043.8
Cork
(Sherkin Island)
22nd
2018
1046.0
Mayo
(Knock
Airport)
10th
1999
1049.5
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
24th
1926
Lowest MSLP
(hPa)
936.6
Sligo (Markree)
26th 1884
942.3
Cork
(Midleton)
4th 1951
950.0
Galway
(Mace
Head)
10th
2008
952.9
Donegal
(Malin
Head)
1st 1948
970.3
Mayo
(Belmullet)
10th 1983
975.3
Dublin
(Phoenix Park)
8th 1843
978.0
Mayo
(Belmullet)
25th 1988
967.8
Mayo
(Belmullet)
14th 1959
957.3
Mayo
(Claremorris)
21st 1953
957.5
Kerry
(Valentia)
28th
2004
931.2
Limerick
28th
1838
942.8
Cork
(Cork
Airport)
17th
1989

MSLP : Mean Sea Level Pressure

 

Sunshine Duration (hours) since 1942

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Highest
Monthly
Total
(hours)
118.4
Cork (Cork
Airport)
2010
133.4
Dublin
(Kinsealy)
2004
221.3
Kerry
(Valentia)
1955
247.7
Cork
(Sherkin
Island)
2010
289.6
Mayo
(Belmullet)
1975
301.0
Rosslare
(Rosslare)
1959
308.2
Kerry
(Valentia)
1955
283.9
Wexford
(Rosslare)
1995
219.5
Wexford
(Rosslare)
1959
150.0
Kilkenny
(Kilkenny)
2003
116.1
Cork
(Cork
Airport)
2016
104.4
Westmeath
(Mullingar)
2001
Lowest
Monthly
Total
(hours)
8.8
Wexford
(Clonroche)
1996
18.6
Cork
(Fermoy)
1985
38.2
Donegal
(Glenties)
1983
60.1
Mayo
(Knock
Airport)
2017
80.9
Donegal
(Glenties)/
Mayo
(Newport)
1970/
1970
63.9
Mayo
(Glenamoy)
1984
54.7
Mayo
(Newport)
1998
54.5
Mayo
(Newport)
1990
47.8
Mayo
(Belmullet)
1956
39.2
Mayo
(Maam
Valley)
1989
13.3
Offaly
(Clones)
1983
2.8
Cork
(Sherkin
Island)
2015

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