June Warmer and Sunnier than Average

Armagh Observatory reports that June was warmer and somewhat sunnier than average.

The mean monthly temperature was 15.5 degrees Celsius (59.9 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, nearly two degrees C above the average for June. The maximum temperature recorded was 23.6 degrees C on the summer solstice (21st). The minimum air temperature was 5.6 C (20th).

Rainfall amounted to 63.1 mm (2.48 inches), which is about average for June.

The number of hours of sunshine was 184.1, that is, slightly over 10% above the 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; jmfat signarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.

Last Revised: 2010 July 1st