Promising start to June gives way to gloomy conclusion with more showers predicted
By Caoimhinn Barr
After a sunny and warm beginning, including an opening week with barely a drop of rain and wall-to-wall sunshine, the month of June in Inishowen limped to a damp and gloomy conclusion.
It had been on track to be the driest month of the year so far but ended as the wettest June since 2013 – with a total of 72.4 millimetres [2.8 inches] of rain, slightly above the average for this time of the year.
The final day of June was also the wettest, with 13.4 millimetres of rainfall and less than twenty minutes of sunshine recorded at Malin Head on June 30.
With Met Eireann this week predicting another spell of dull days, showers and relatively low temperatures in Inishowen, it all seems a far cry from the sunny start to the month.
June opened with warm sunshine and eight rain-free days out of the first nine, including a month-high of 15.8 hours of sunshine on Thursday, June 2.
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