by mariocorrigan on December 3, 2010

Plumeting Temperatures

Liam Kenny

The exceptionally severe weather conditions are making history in their own right and it is particularly extraordinary to have two severe weather events in the same calendar year (January and November/December). A little fact that I have been telling people is that the coldest temperature recorded in Ireland in the twentieth century was at Lullymore Research Centre, Co.Kildare on 2 Jan 1979 when the mercury plunged to minus 18.8c (officially accredited by Met Eireann). There was a minus 19.1 in Sligo back in the 1880s so our county holds the record for the second most extreme temperature recorded in Ireland …

A little historical note by Liam Kenny on the current severe weather conditions! 

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