April cold spell breaks records

The month of April was the coldest on record in parts of the country, according to Met Eireann.

The cold spell at the start of last month saw the lowest air temperatures at Dublin Airport and Mullingar since the weather stations opened in 1942 and 1950.

Stations at Mullingar, Sherkin Island and in coastal areas in the North and West, were the coldest since 1989.

Rainfall for the month was above average too.


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