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Friday 20 October 2017

Capital's dry run is set to come to an end

Billy Murphy, Rowan Kelly and Saul Geoghegan enjoy the sunshine at Killiney, Dublin yesterday. Photo: Collins
Billy Murphy, Rowan Kelly and Saul Geoghegan enjoy the sunshine at Killiney, Dublin yesterday. Photo: Collins

THE capital has enjoyed its driest June in eight years as temperatures in Dublin are set to reach the mid-20s again today.

Just 29.6mm of rain fell in the city last month according to the latest figures from Met Eireann.

And the weather station at Dublin Airport had just a single dull day in June, with less than 30 minutes of sunshine, matching its lowest 
number in 28 years.

The sunshine is set to continue today in the city for one more day at least as temperatures reach 23C. A Met Eireann spokesperson said the country will be "split in two" today, with Leinster and Munster remaining dry, while western areas will endure "duller and cloudier" conditions.

Patchy

Rain will move eastwards tonight and by tomorrow there will be patchy rain for most of the country that is set to last all weekend.

The spokesperson said: "There will be more patchy rain on Thursday and temperatures in Munster, Connacht and Ulster will drop to 16-18C.

"On Friday there will be rain for most of the country that will become heavy at times. There will be showers all weekend with temperatures in the high teens."

Other parts of Ireland also 
experienced an unusually dry June with Valencia Island in Co Kerry 
recording an unprecedented 265 hours of sunshine, its brightest month of June since 1940.

But it was Fermoy in Co Cork which registered the highest nationwide temperature at 26C on June 18.

hnews@herald.ie

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