The mean monthly temperature was 11.2 degrees Celsius (52.2 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, 0.4 of a degree C higher than average. The maximum temperature recorded was 23.1 degrees C on 31st. There were 6 nights with grass frost and no nights with air frost.
The number of hours of sunshine was 202.5, that is, about 17% higher than the average for May.
Precipitation amounted to 77.7 mm (3.06 inches), that is, about 28% higher than the monthly 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; jmfarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.
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