Donegal records ‘normal’ sunshine, temperature and rainfall levels in 2012

Met Eireann says Donegal weather for 2012 was average in terms of sunshine, Temperature and rainfall.

Malin Head recorded its highest daily rainfall count in a single day for 25 years in June - while the strongest gust of wind in the country was recorded in Malin last January the 3rd at 168 km per hour.

Meanwhile the most sunshine recorded in any one day in Ireland last year was at Finner Camp which had 15.7 hours of sunshine on May 27th.

There was 4% MORE rain in 2012 in Donegal than the average over the last 30 years.

Met Eireann Forecaster David Fitzgerald says taking the year as a whole the weather in Donegal was average:

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