Weather in July 2016 – West Of Ireland (Mayo)


Having got myself a fairly rudimentary gizmo to record max and min temperatures, and already having a good quality barometer, >68 years as it has always hung in my house – and probably more than 100 years old as I believe it came from my Grandfather’s house, I decided to start keeping some weather records. We are at 109 metres above sea level in the West of Ireland and have the benefit of having a weather station at Knock Airport close by (11 miles as the crow flies) We are about 24 miles from the nearest coastline. Knock is higher than us at around 200 metres.

You can see the Monthly data for Knock Airport produced by Met Éireann but what that misses is the thing that we see so little of, the Sunshine! I acknowledge Met Éireann as the source of my Sunshine, Rainfall and Mean Soil Temperatures and the comparison Max and Min temperatures to my own under the terms of Met Éireann’s copyright.

So the weather indicators for July 2016
carroward-max-min-pressure-2016-07(Click the Image for a slightly larger/clearer version)
The black line is the barometric pressure at midnight of each day and the Max and Min temperatures are from my own instrument.

The graph below shows the 7-day moving average of the Max and Min temperatures
carroward-7day-average-max-min-2016-07(Click the Image for a slightly larger/clearer version)

In the next graphs there are figures for Knock Airport so it is useful to know how Knock differs due to the additional height. The chart below tracks the difference in Max and Min temperature between my readings and those from Knock Airport taken by Met Éireann.
carroward-to-knock-max-min-comparison-2016-07(Click the Image for a slightly larger/clearer version)

Now the important bit! The Sunshine. These figures are from Knock Airport as I do not have the facility to measure this. Since knock is so close – we can see the airport – the differences in sunshine are small.
knock-hrs-sunshine-2016-07(Click the Image for a slightly larger/clearer version)

And finally a chart showing the mm of rain compared to the hours of sunshine at Knock Airport.
knock-rain-to-sun-2016-07(Click the Image for a slightly larger/clearer version)

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A retired programmer.
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