A report consisting of the monthly analysis of weather for the month of June 2017 was issued by the Climatology and Observations Division of Met Éireann on Tuesday, July 4 2017.

The first two weeks of June saw rain and showers residing from the north Atlantic Jet Stream over Ireland.

The third week in June was met with warm and humid temperatures, along with sunshine.

As June came to a close, weather once again reverted back to lengthy spells of rain.

Rainfall

The majority of monthly rainfall totals across the country were above their Long-Term Average (LTA) for the month.

Percentage of monthly rainfall values ranged from 87% (63.0mm) at Finner, Co. Donegal right up to 172% (124.8mm) at Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.

Highest daily rainfall was 31.1 mm recorded at Valentia Observatory, Co Kerry on June 9.

Temperature

Highest mean monthly temperature was 15.2°C at Phoenix Park, Dublin. This was its warmest June since 2010.

Mean temperatures for the month were lowest at Knock Airport, Co Mayo with 12.8°C.

The month’s lowest temperatures were recorded on June 26 with the lowest air minimum reported at Mullingar, Co Westmeath with a temperature of 3.6°C and the lowest grass minimum reported at Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon with -0.6°C.

It was reported on June 21 that the months highest maximum reached 28.6°C at Dublin’s Phoenix Park, its highest daily maximum in over 56 years.

Sunshine

The percentage of monthly sunshine totals ranged from 65% (93.8 hours) at Knock Airport, Co Mayo to 110% (192.7 hours) at Cork Airport.

The sunniest days of the month were reported at both Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford and Cork Airport with 15.9 hours, both on June 18.

Wind

Wind was generally light this month with no strong gales or storms being reported.

Gales were reported on June 10 with the number of days including gale force winds ranging from zero at a few stations to one at Belmullet, Co Mayo.

Monthly mean wind speeds ranged from 6.1 knots (11.3 km/h) at Mullingar, Co Westmeath to 15.0 knots (27.8 km/h) at Mace Head, Co Galway.