August Was ‘Wettest And Warmest’ In Over A Decade – Met Éireann

Satellite Image 04.00am Monday morning © Met Éireann

Met Eireann has confirmed that last month saw more than twice the usual amount of rainfall in Co. Clare.

Forecasters say their Shannon Airport weather station recorded 213% of usual rainfall levels last month the highest amount recorded in August since 2008.

Despite the heavy rain, it was also a warm month here in Clare, with the Shannon station recording a mean monthly temperature of 16.4 degrees, the highest figure in August in seventeen years.


Last month saw Storms Ellen and Francis, as well as other systems which led to weather warnings here for wind and rain at various times.