June Slightly Drier, Sunnier and Warmer than Normal

Armagh Observatory reports that June was slightly drier, sunnier, and warmer than average.

Rainfall amounted to 52.1 mm (around 2.1 inches), which is about 11% lower than the most recent 30-year average.

The number of hours of sunshine was 174.0, that is, about 20% higher than the most recent 30-year (1981-2010) average.

The mean monthly temperature was 14.2 degrees Celsius (57.6 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, about 0.3 C higher than the most recent 30-year average for June. The maximum temperature recorded was 23.1 degrees C on the 7th. The minimum air temperature was 5.9 degrees C on the 1st. There was one night with grass frost, which occurred 1st of the month.

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: 2013 July 8th