January 4, 2009
[efoods]Last month was the coldest December for almost 30 years over most of the country, Met Éireann has said.
In its monthly summary, the forecaster said December was the coldest month for 28 years for most of the country and the coldest of any month since February 1986 at a few stations.
The forecaster said there was a total of between 22 and 27 ground frosts during the month at inland stations, compared with the normal range for December of between 13 and 17.
The lowest temperatures of the year were recorded in late December, when Mullingar’s air and ground temperatures hit -10.0°C and -13.0°C respectively on December 25th.