Irish summer isn't typically known for hot, sunny days. The weather isn't usually great and more often than not we experience a shower or two a day. But even by our soggy standards, there has been an unholy amount of rain so far during the month of July. Every day seems to bring more heavy rainfall than the last. Our summer seems to have come and gone very quickly.
According to statistics from Met Éireann, 43.1 mm of rain fell at Dublin Airport in the first nine days of July. This is compared to 41 mm during the entirety of July last year. It's certainly been a wet month.
The average July rainfall at the airport for the entire month has been 56.2 mm over the last 30 years. If things keep going the way they are, this month's rainfall will fly right by that.
At Ballyhaise, there's a similar trend. Last year, July saw 52.4 mm of rainfall fall on the Co. Cavan village. Nine days into July this year and Ballyhaise has already been struck by 52.7 mm of rain. The mean average of July rainfall for Ballyhaise is 73.4 mm so it's likely this will also be overtaken by this month's rainfall.
Hourly Cloud and Rainfall Forecast until 7am Saturday. pic.twitter.com/rJToSEurLS
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 9, 2020
But it's not all doom and gloom. The onslaught of rain will begin to ease today according to Met Éireann. The national forecaster says it will remain cloudy with some showers and sunny spells. The forecast predicts that tomorrow’s weather will have sunny spells and scattered showers.
The weekend is predicted to be much drier with some cloudy and sunny periods. Saturday and Sunday will be largely dry days, particularly in Leinster and Munster, with temperatures between 17 and 21 degrees.
With the vast majority of people staycationing this summer, it would be nice to get a bit of fine Irish weather!