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Flaming June

Armagh Observatory reports that June was much warmer, drier, and sunnier than usual.

The total sunshine for the month was 186 hours, that is, about 12% more than the average value. Last month was the sunniest June since 1995.

Rainfall amounted to 14.6 mm, which is less than one quarter of the average for June. It was the driest June since 1942 (4.4 mm)

The mean monthly temperature was 15.2 degrees Celsius (59.4 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, about 1.5 degrees C higher than the June average. This makes last month the warmest June since 1976.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McFarland at the Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; jmfarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.

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