Looking south at the Comeragh Mountains in the frosty clear air near Owning, Co. Kilkenny on January 19th. Frosts were very severe at this point of the month. We had our coldest night for just over 13 years.
January Weather Summary:
It was colder and drier than normal. the coldest mean temperature in 3 years. There was however a big range in temperature over the course of the month. Almost 22°. The coldest night was -7.5° on the 19th and four days later it rose to 14.4° during Storm Jocelyn. There were 14 days with air frost and even an ice day on Jan 7th when it failed to rise above zero.
Rainfall was 75% of normal with the wettest day coming on New Year's Day with 11.7mm. There were a few windy episodes with the highest gust of 92 km/hr coming on the evening of the 23rd (Storm Jocelyn).