Met Eireann confirms that January was wet, windy and mild


January was wet, mild and windy, according to Met Eireann.

Met Eireann says all stations reported above average rainfall in January, with the percentages ranging from an extra 2% in Tipperary to an extra 92% at Cork Airport.

In Malin Head, the increase was 42%.

Temperatures were also higher than average in January, with Malin Head reporting its highest January temperature since 1960 with 14.5° Celsius. 30 hours of sunshine were recorded a the station.

January was also a very windy month, with mean wind speeds of 18.3 knots recorded at Malin Head. That's just under 40 kilometres per hour. Last week, Storm Gertrude brought storm force
winds to the North with the month’s highest 10-minute mean and highest gust reported at Malin head last Friday, at a speed 53 knots, or 98 kilometres an hour.