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Weather in February

Armagh Observatory reports that February was somewhat milder, sunnier and drier than average.

The mean monthly temperature was 5.8 degrees Celsius, that is, about one and a half degrees higher than average. The maximum temperature recorded was 14.7 degrees, which occurred on 27th. However, there were 7 nights with air frost and 19 nights with ground frost.

The number of hours of sunshine was 76.4, that is, about 15% higher than the average for February.

Precipitation amounted to 44.7 mm (1.76 inches), almost one quarter less that the February average.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John McFarland at the Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; jmfat signarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.

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Last Revised: 2007 March 1st
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