Driest June for Eight Years

Armagh Observatory reports that June 2014 was the driest June at Armagh for eight years, that is since 2006, with a total precipitation of just 36.6 mm (1.4 inches). It was also warmer than average, but with about average sunshine.

Total precipitation was approximately 63% of the most recent (1981–2010) 30-year average June rainfall at Armagh. The wettest day was the 25th, with a total of 9.2 mm of rain, and there were twelve days with no precipitation at all.

The mean monthly temperature was 14.7 degrees Celsius, approximately 0.9 degrees Celsius warmer than the most recent (1981–2010) 30-year average for June. The warmest day (highest maximum air temperature) was 24.2 degrees C on the 18th, and the coolest night (lowest minimum air temperature) was 5.3 degrees C on the 29th. There were 2 nights with ground frost. This was the warmest June at Armagh for four years; that is since 2010.

There were approximately 155.3 hours of strong sunshine, around 8% more than the most recent (1981–2010) 30-year average for June, but slightly more than 10% less than the long-term (1881–2010) June average. The sunniest day was the 16th, with a total of 13.8 hours of strong sunshine.

These data refer to observations at Armagh Observatory, which has been recording the weather at Armagh since 1795.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Mark Bailey at the Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh, BT61 9DG. Tel.: 028-3752-2928; FAX: 028-3752-7174; mebat signarm.ac.uk; URL: climate.arm.ac.uk.

Last Revised: 2014 July 2nd