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Humid May

Armagh Observatory reports that the weather in May was much wetter, sunnier and slightly warmer than average.

Rainfall amounted to 95.7 mm, about two-thirds more than the average for May.

There were 4 nights with a ground frost. However, the mean monthly temperature was 11.3 degrees Celsius (52.3 degrees Fahrenheit), a little higher than the average figure of 10.9 degrees C.

The total sunshine for the month was 179.2 hours, that is, about 10% more than the average value.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795.

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