Magilligan and Malin Head among warmest spots anywhere in Ireland or Britain

Magilligan posted the highest maximum temperature of any Met Office observation station on Tuesday and was also one of the warmest locations in Ireland, meteorologists have observed.

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 8:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:58 pm

Malin Head and Magilligan were both among the warmest spots in Ireland

The Met Office revealed that Magilligan’s “highest maximum temperature” of 13.4 degrees Celsius was the warmest station in the whole of the UK.

It wasn’t far off being the warmest spot in Ireland either despite its northerly location.

Only Finner Camp (14.6), Phoenix Park (14.2), Dublin Airport (14.2), Casement (14.1), Malin Head (14), Shannon Airport (13.8), Markree Castle (13.8), Valentia (13.7), Newport Furnace (13.6), Gurteen (13.6) and Ballyhaise (13.5).

It’s mild again today with the Met Office reporting that Castlederg has already recorded 14.1 degrees Celsius.

The December record maximum temperature for Northern Ireland is 16 degrees Celsius. That was in Murlough in 1994.

Met Éireann are forecasting that today will once again be “exceptionally mild, but mostly cloudy and breezy...windy near west and northwest coasts”.