Snowdrops in full bloom at Kilkenny Castle Park on 6th February. The ground remained very dry all month. It ended up the driest February in 37 years.
February Weather Summary:
It was another mild month but not quite as mild as last February. It reached a maximum of 14.2° on three occasions. There were no cold days with the lowest maximum being 8.4° on the 27th. There were 7 air frosts and the lowest minimum was -3.2° on the 5th.
It was also a very dry month - our driest February in 37 years with a total of only 11.7mm. There were no storms with a top wind gust of only 49 km/hr on the 22nd.
Greenshill, on the morning of the 18th. A light snowfall occurred just after midnight in the early hours of the 18th. It didnt remain for too long however. It followed a brief frosty spell around mid month but by Saturday 21st temperatures rose and remained so until the end of the month.
January Weather Summary:
It was a mild January - mildest in 11 years. The top temperature was 13.1° on the 10th and coldest was -4.8° on 17th. There were 9 days with air frost.
Rainfall was heavy in the first 2 weeks but then it turned dry and overall it was slightly drier than normal. There was one day with measurable snow. Top wind gust was 75 km/hr on the 12th.