June much wetter than usual

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LAST month was the second wettest June on record, according to Armagh Observatory.

The average monthly temperature was 12.9 degrees Celsius (55.3 degrees Fahrenheit), that is, about one degree C below the most recent (1981-2010) 30-year average for June. The maximum temperature recorded was 23.2 degrees C on the 27th. The minimum air temperature was 3.4 degrees C on the 10th. There were two nights with grass frost, the nights of 3rd/4th and 9th/10th.

Rainfall amounted to 156.6 mm (6.17 inches), which is almost 170% more than the most recent 30-year average (58.44 mm).