Last month brought plenty of rain and cooler than usual conditions, Met Éireann has confirmed.

All parts of the country saw above average rainfall and below average temperatures according to the its July weather statement.

Valentia Observatory in Co Kerry experienced over twice its usual rainfall with 214mm falling compared to 99mm making it the wettest July there since 2009. Roche’s Point in Co Cork had the closest to a usual month of any station but even it received 73mm, an extra 16%.

Along with Valentia, three other stations recorded over twice their average. These included Dunsany, Co Meath, with 131mm, its wettest July since 2010; Athenry, Co Galway, with 174mm, its wettest July since 2010; and Casement Aerodrome, Co Dublin, with 114mm its wettest July since 2007.

Valentia also recorded the wettest day with 54.5mm falling on Wednesday 29 July, its wettest July day since 1940.


It was also a cooler than normal July. Knock Airport in Co Mayo recorded an average temperature of 12.7°C, 1.3°C below its average. The highest average temperature of 15.3°C was recorded at two stations, Phoenix Park in Dublin and Moorepark in Cork, this was 0.3°C below normal.

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