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On March 31st the M2 weather buoy in the Irish Sea recorded a sea surface temperature (SST) of 6.2C. This was the lowest open-water SST recorded in Irish waters though not the lowest SST recorded (this was 3.4C from the pier in Malin in 1958 during a very cold winter but this value has a significant land component to it and would not be considered representative of open-water values).

In late March, the Kinsale Energy Gas Platform south of Cork recorded a maximum wave height of 18.6 metres during a storm - a record for March there (overall maximum record there is 19.3 metres in December 2006 and again in December 2007).

Both of the above occurred well into Spring (the meteorological one, that is).

During the welcome good weather that commenced through the end of May and into early June, Dublin Airport recorded 6 successive days (4-9th June) with over 14.5 hours of sunshine each day (some days had >15 hours) - a record for the station since it opened in 1942.

Met Éireann is committed to making their website as widely available as possible. To enable this, there are two mobile versions of the Met Éireann website intended to make weather information more accessible for mobile devices such as web-enabled mobile phones.

A webapp / mobile site specifically tailored for smart phones, available at www.m.met.ie. This is a cross-platform site designed to work on most newer devices. It includes the following features:
  • Weather Warnings
  • Radar Animation
  • National & Provincial Text Forecasts
  • Latest Hourly Weather Reports
  • Sea Area Forecasts
  • Ferry Crossings
  • Coastal Reports
  • Inland Lakes Forecasts
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Atlantic Charts
  • and more... 
The site can be adapted to the user’s location and preferences in the "My Met" section of the website. 

www.mobile.met.ie is for older mobile devices. This is a simpler site with a slightly smaller range of services such as:
  • Radar & Satellite Imagery
  • National & Provincial Text Forecasts
  • Latest Hourly Weather Reports
  • Sea Area Forecasts
  • Inland Lakes Forecasts
  • Atlantic Charts
  • Buoy Reports

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