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Sligo recorded the coldest place in Ireland for 2016

Stormy weather and record rainfall hasnít stopped 2016 being in the top 20 warmest years in a century.    

However changing weather patterns stole the summer as depressions from the Atlantic ended a spell of sunny, dry weather in May and most of June.

According to the Irish Independent the hottest day recorded was 30.4C on July 19 at Mount Dillion at Roscommon, while parts of the West of Ireland saw average increases of 2C.

All over Ireland long term statistics show December as being warmer by 1C, with Donegal recording an average temperature increase of 2C.

Some of the coldest conditions recorded by Met …ireann were at the end of February and November.

Markree in Sligo experienced the coldest air temperature at -7.3C on November 15, and was also the coldest place in Ireland for 2016. See below

However, grass temperatures fell to a frosty -10.4C in Oak Park in Carlow on February 24.

Storm Imogen brought the highest wind speeds which peaked at 135kmh, and were recorded at Sherkin Island, Cork.

Average wind speeds recorded at Fermoy in Cork and Mace Head in Galway were 10.7kmh and 26.7kmh respectively.

A rainfall record was broken in Kerry when 105.5mm fell on October 3, the wettest day for 150 years in the area.

The Valentia Observatory in Kerry also saw the highest annual total of rainfall at 1616.9mm, which are 4pc more then their long term average.

Dublin saw the least amount of rain at 704.1mm - slightly below the usual amount, and the capitals annual temperature rose by an average of 0.6C this year.  However Mace Head in Galway was the driest place in Ireland.

The highest mean temperature was 11C while the lowest for the year was 9C.

Malin Head in Donegal was the sunniest place in Ireland on June 2 after 15.8 hours. Dublin Airport recorded the largest amount of sunshine at 1412 hours while Knock Airport in Mayo saw the least at 1100 for the year.