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Watery June

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

Rainfall amounted to 133.3 mm (5.25 inches), that is, more than twice the monthly average. Thus last month was the wettest June since 1958 (137.5 mm) and the fifth wettest June since records began in 1838.

The number of hours of sunshine was 125.1, that is, about 25% less than the average.

The mean monthly temperature was 14.5 degrees Celsius (58.1 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, nearly one degree higher than average. The maximum temperature recorded was 25.3 degrees on 11th.

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 July 2nd
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