first_imgSO WHAT was the weather really like in 2011.Just in case you’ve forgotten here’s a complete review of last year from Kenneth McDonagh from the Donegal Weather Channel!2011 DONEGAL WEATHER CHANNEL WEATHER REVIEW DONEGAL  11/1/12 Temperatures were up nearly 1C in places even though a frozen January and cool summer months failed to feel the effect.The hottest day of the year was June 3 when 26C (78.8F) was recorded at Drumconnick in Co Cavan and Chanterlands, Athy, Co Kildare.It was also the country’s sunniest day of the year with 15.9 hours recorded at Casement Aerodrome in west Dublin.The lowest temperature of minus 8.3C (17F) was recorded at Thomastown, Mt Juliet, Co Kilkenny on January 29. _________________________________________________________________RAIN FALL AMOUNT (MM)CO.DONEGALJAN        FEB        MAR        APR        MAY         JUNMAILIN HEAD        89.6       104.4      58.7        66.2        100.4       84.5 GLENTIES            103.2      189.9      85.5        95.9        199.1      110.7BALLYSHANNON  65.4       128.6      42.1        49.1        127.4      86.0(MM)               JUL        AUG        SEP        OCT        NOV        DECMAILIN HEAD       50.3       78.6        133.0      151.3      177.6      198.8 GLENTIES            96.9      112.3       214.4      220.0      239.7      260.4BALLYSHANNON  71.6       83.0        120.8      132.5      153.9      180.8____________________________________________________________________TEMPERATURESCO.DONEGALJAN       FEB        MAR        APR         MAY          JUNMAILIN HEAD     MAX    7.5       9.5         9.5          14.1        13.7          14.6MIN-     3.0       3.8         4.4          7.7          8.6            9.2GLENTIES         MAX-     6.9       9.9        11.5        16.3        14.7          16.1MIN-     -0.1       2.9        3.1           6.8          7.8            8.0BALLYSHANNON MAX-    6.8       9.6        10.7         16.1         14.5         15.9MIN-     0.2       2.9        3.2           6.9          7.8            8.6JUL        AUG        SEP        OCT        NOV        DECMAILIN HEAD     MAX-    16.7       16.2       16.3        16.4        11.4         8.5MIN-    11.2        11.2       11.5        10.0        4.9          -3.8GLENTIES          MAX-    18.1       17.5       16.5        16.9        10.6         8.0MIN-    10.1         9.5        10.8        10.0        4.1          -5.1BALLYSHANNON MAX-    18.1       17.2       16.6        16.1        10.9         8.2MIN-    10.8        10.4       10.8        10.0        4.7          -4.0____________________________________________________________________JANUARY – started off cold and became much milder as the month set in.FEBRUARY – started mild and wet with some windy weather but as the month went on we saw sunny spells too.MARCH – had started off on a dry and mostly sunny period and remained throughout the month due to areas of high pressure close to Ireland.APRIL – after a wet start to April the month ended dry and sunny with above normal temperatures.MAY – Depressions over the Atlantic were the main influence on Ireland’s weather during the month of May, giving generally unsettled weather across the country with very strong winds at times. it was also warm and windy. And we also saw some of our worst gorse fires ever in Donegal. There were 120 troops with specialist suits, three Air Corps helicopters (two equipped with buckets able to carry 1,200 litres of water) and 200,000 litres of water had been used in a bid to stop the flames spreading.JUNE – June was a mostly unsettled month with a warm start and a cool end to the month with downpours in places.JULY – July was a dull and cool month with below average rainfall in parts.AUGUST – August was dry and sunny in parts and cool everywhere.SEPTEMBER – Rainfall in September was above average everywhere this month was warm nearly 1°C or more above the normal and dull to. We also got a glimpse of our first storm Hurricane Katia with gust up to 130km/hr.OCTOBER – Yet again we saw more heavy rainfall which was above average especially in the north of the country and here in DonegalNOVEMBER – In November Ireland was hit yet again with more storms and rain with strong gales and damaging gusts. Temperatures started to drop later in the month.DECEMBER – December was a month of rain, hail, sleet, snow, frost, ice, and of course damaging gusts Malin head recorded a 10-minute mean wind speed of 68 kts (78 mph, 126 km/hr, 35 m/s).YOUR COMPLETE WEATHER GUIDE TO 2011! was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:YOUR COMPLETE WEATHER GUIDE TO 2011!last_img