No surprises in Met Eireann’s analysis of July’s weather

The weather in July was wetter and slightly warmer than usual in Donegal last month, according to a detailed analysis published by Met Eireann.

Met Eireann says that nationally, rain was recorded every day between the 1st and 21st of July, with thunderstorms on several days. Gale gusts were recorded on several days too, while funnel clouds ; tornadoes not reaching ground level, were observed at Adare, Co. Limerick, on the 12th
and at Bettystown, Co. Meath, on the 21st.

In Malin Head, rainfall levels for July were 79% higher than usual, a relatively minor increase when contrasted with Claremorris, where rise was 213% and Mullingar, where it was 144%. July also ranked as a very dull month, although Met Eireann says it was a little warmer than usual, with average temperatures were .8 degrees celcius up on the norm.

Forecaster Gerry Murphy says after a very dry winter and spring, change was inevitable.....

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