The Irish weather just isn’t getting any better – this has been the coldest August in 25 years.
Weeks after weather experts confirmed the coldest July in 50 years come confirmation that August was no better.
June set the trend in Ireland with the lowest recorded temperatures in 40 years, July went as low as the lowest in 50 years and now August has hit the cold end of the scale.
The last time temperatures for the month were as low was when Ireland was struck by remnants of Hurricane Charley in 1986 and witnessed record rainfall and flooding.
Met Eireann, the government’s weather service, has confirmed that records show temperatures have been up to 1.3C below average in August at all 10 of its stations across Ireland.
The lowest temperature was 2.7C in Mullingar with highest temperatures ranging from 15-17C, at best.
However a Met Eireann forecaster said: “While the current weather hasn’t been brilliant, it hasn’t been a bad summer.
“It has been very cool but it hasn’t been a wet one and rainfall is well below average in most places.”
The maximum temperature this summer only managed to be 25.5C in Co Carlow, on June 3rd.
The last time Ireland’s peak summer temperature was so low was 46 years ago when the top temperature was 25.2C.
Dublin’s main weather station, at the airport, averaged just 13.8C this summer, the coldest since July 1965, which saw 13.1C.