A Touch Chilly for June

Armagh Observatory reports that June was wetter, duller and cooler than average.

Rainfall amounted to 74.0 mm (2.91 inches), which is 15% more than the average for June.

The number of hours of sunshine was 132.2, that is, about 20% lower than average.

The mean monthly temperature was 12.8 degrees Celsius (55.1 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, about three-quarters of a degree C below the average for June. The maximum temperature recorded was 24.8 degrees C on the 3rd. The minimum air temperature was 3.3 C on the 10th.

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: 2011 July 1st