main influence on Ireland's weather is the Atlantic
Ocean. Ireland does not have the extremes of temperature
experienced by other countries at similar latitude.
Our average annual temperature is about 9°C.
Termperatures tend to be more extreme in the midlands
and in the east of the country. Summer average
daily maximum is about 19°C and winter average
daily minimum is about 2.5°C in these areas.
Sunshine duration is highest in the southeast
of the country.
Average rainfall varies between about 800 mm
and 2,800 mm. With southwesterly winds from the
Atlantic dominating, rainfall figures are highest
in the northwest, west and southwest of the country,
especially over higher ground.
Rainfall accumulation tends to be highest in
winter and lowest in early summer. The annual
number of days with more than 1 mm of rain varies
between about 150 in the drier parts and over
200 in the wetter parts of the country.
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