Malin Head records wettest Inishowen August in six years

Malin Head, Co. Donegal.
Malin Head, Co. Donegal.

It might not come as much of a surprise, but Met Eireann has confirmed that Malin Head recorded its wettest August day in nine years on the 23rd of last month.

The recently released monthly report for August states that Malin Head was also one of a number along the Atlantic coast which reported its wettest August in six years.

Malin Head had a monthly total rainfall of 110mm, attributing a quarter of that to the wettest day on Sunday, 23rd with 32 mm, its highest August daily rainfall since 2006.

Numerous stations across the country reported three or more “very wet days” with some stations in the west of the country reporting over five.

Met Eireann’s ‘summary of the summer’ stated how nearly all stations reported below long term average mean temperatures for the months of June, July and August, with the coolest conditions in the Northwest and Midlands in July.

The majority of stations also recorded above Long Term Average rainfall this summer. Malin Head also reported the season’s highest 10 minute mean wind speed and highest gust on June 1st with 47 knots (87kph) and 65 knots (120 kph) respectively.

These were the highest reported since the summer of 1988.