04 November 2019

Irish rainfall is always above average

So it's not scientifically accurate but John Grenham captures the emotion in a recent blog post.

What captured my interest, as a meteorologist-family historian, was the paragraph

The Irish Met Office is starting to recover past weather, digitising reports made daily since 1840 in the Phoenix Park (though the results are not yet public). They also have an excellent guide to the locations of historic Irish weather archives and a very interesting day-by-day reconstruction of the weather of the week of the Easter Rising in 1916.
Let's hope those digitized reports become freely available online, not hidden behind a paywall or only available inside the Irish Met Office.

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