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Met Eireann: Last month was the most miserable May in 120 years

15/8/2006. Dublin Weather Turns Wet. Its brolly time once again in Dublin City as the dry spell ends and the rain returns to remind us of what Irish summers are usually like in August. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Met Eireann have revealed that the month of May was the most miserable May for over 120 years, as rainfall levels were well above norm across the country.

Last month was also the chilliest May on record as temperatures struggled to rise beyond a a lowly 11C. Met Eireann also revealed Newport Co Mayo as wettest place in Ireland for the month of May, according to figures Newport was drenched with 154.1mm of heavy rain for the month.

Meanwhile Malin Head, in  Co Donegal, recorded the highest percentage increase of rainfall in the country at 235%, receiving  127mm of rain, which made it the wettest May in 123 years in the region. Met Eireann also revealed the month’s wettest days which were between May 2nd and May 6th. Although Mace Head, in Co Galway, had the lowest amount of rain for the month across the country at 85.3mm.

The temperatures for this time of year were also well below average, with the average temperature ranging from 8.5C to 11C. Met Eireann say Knock Airport, in Co Mayo, was the coldest place to be in the month of May as temperatures only reached a dismal 8.5C the worst since it opened in 1996.

However Met Eireann predict better weather starting early next week saying most of the country will be brightening up, with sunny spells, light winds and temperatures of around 13 to 17 degrees are expected across the country.

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