Facts About Ireland’s Weather

Probably the top question I answer about Ireland has to do with the weather.  My answer is usually, “Ireland is an island- the weather usually blows over”.  But I thought these 100 Facts About Ireland's Weather from Irish Weather Online were worth sharing.

3.    The highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland was 33.3 °C (91.9 °F) at Kilkenny Castle, County Kilkenny on 26 June 1887

4.    The highest recorded air temperature in Ireland during the 20th Century was 32.5°C at Boora, Co. Offaly on 29th June 1976.

5.    The lowest temperature was −19.1 °C (−2.4 °F) at Markree Castle, County Sligo on 16 January 1881. Castlederg recorded a Northern Ireland record low temperature of −18.6 °C (−1.5 °F) at 9:00 GMT on the 23rd December 2010.

via 100 Facts About Ireland’s Weather – Irish Weather Online.

A few of my favorite facts:

#11: “The night of the Big Wind”.  I hadn't heard of it before- thankfully there is a wiki page.

#15: County Monaghan receives the most snow

#16: Rosslare in County Wexford is the sunniest spot on the country.

#39:  Cork airport is the foggiest location in Ireland

And though I can't imagine tornadoes in Ireland they have happened (#30 & #41)

Jody Halsted
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