January 2020

A hard frost over the Nore valley at Greenshill on January 19th. The air temperature dipped to -5.4° C with the ground temperature as low as -10.9°. A huge anticyclone was positioned over Ireland at the time, with pressure as high as 1049 hPa. The highest since the 1960s.

January Weather Summary:

The mean temperature was a little above normal and there was only 5 days with temperatures below zero. The picture above details the lowest temperature and the highest temperature was recorded on the 31st with 14.0°.

After a wet start, the huge anticyclone at the middle of the month ensured that the month overall was dry with only 55.7mm of rain (67% of normal). 

Top wind gust of 93 km/hr was recorded on January 13th when Storm Brendan passed close to the west coast.