Spring in Ireland this year was “warmer than average in most places” and May was “ a dry month for most with near average temperatures”, Met Éireann has said.
Rainfall was however below average for most areas. The lowest rainfall, 24 percent of May averages, was recorded at Oak Park, Carlow. Just 14.1 mm fell there, making it the driest May recorded there since May 1991. The highest percentage of rainfall, 137 percent of May averages, amounting to 79.9mm, was at Malin Head, Co Donegal.
It was sunniest in the southwest during May with 214.1 hours of sunshine recorded at Cork Airport, its sunniest since 2007.
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