Valentia Observatory Records Wettest October In Over 20 Years

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THE highest daily rain-fall total in the country for October was recorded at Valentia Observatory, on Friday, October 8. The station recorded 64.7mm of rainfall.

According to the latest Monthly Climate Report issued by Met Éireann. The Kerry station also recorded its wettest October since 2000, with 264.9mm, 150% of its Long Term Average (LTA).

However, it was a warmer than average October, with all mean air temperatures across the country above their LTA for the month.

Deviations from mean air temperature ranged from 0.8 °C at both Sherkin Island, Co Cork (12.8 °C , the month’s highest mean temperature) and Valentia Observatory, (12.4 °C mean temperature) to 2.1 °C (12.3 °C mean temperature) at Phoenix Park, Co Dublin (its warmest October since 2011).


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