Met Éireann data confirms wet, dull and cold summer

Monday 03 September 2012 22.11
The heaviest rainfall was recorded in the south of the country this summer
The heaviest rainfall was recorded in the south of the country this summer

Met Éireann has said that the amount of rainfall was above average everywhere this summer, with the heaviest recorded in the south of the country.

Temperatures were below average across the country during June and July, though it got warmer in August, with above average temperatures in most of the country.

Sunshine totals for June, July and August were below average nearly everywhere, except in western coast areas.

Most weather stations recorded the dullest summer in a number of years.

The highest rainfall of the season was at Malin Head, where 50.9mm was recorded on 22 June.

Mullingar recorded its wettest summer since 1944.

However, the good weather being experienced by many parts of the country is expected to last for a few days.