Armagh Observatory and Planetarium have recorded the warmest October day for 52 years.
Professor Michael Burton, Director at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium commented: “Armagh Observatory recorded its warmest October day for 52 years on Sunday October 9, at 20.9C.
“This is the 7th highest October temperature ever recorded in our station and is equal to the value measured 52 years ago on 7th October, 1971. The warmest October day in Armagh remains October 3, 1908, when the temperature peaked at 22.7C.
“Armagh Observatory has been measuring the weather daily since 1795 and measurements have continued uninterrupted ever since.
“The Observatory was recognised in 2018 as a Centennial Observing Station by the World Meteorological Organisation. Its Automatic Weather Station provides live weather updates and has been recording the weather each minute since April 1, 2019.
“In addition to October’s recording, September 2023 was recorded as the 3rd warmest on record here in Armagh.”