Armagh, Hottest Place in Ireland July 2021 at 31.4C

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Looking Over Armagh - Highest Northern Ireland Temperature on Record at 31.4C Looking Over Armagh - Highest Northern Ireland Temperature on Record at 31.4C

July 2021 has brought some interesting weather to the island of Ireland with a new record for Northern Ireland set in Armagh at 31.4 degrees Celsius. Unusually for summer, Ireland has had warmer temperatures than neighbouring Britain for much of the month and a 'Tropical Night' was recorded when night-time temperatures didn't drop below 20C.

So far the hottest place has been Armagh with a recorded temperature of 31.4 Celsius on July 22nd 2021.

Known as the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, with both the heads of the Catholic Church and Church of Ireland being based in the city founded by Saint Patrick in 444AD, Armagh sits in a drumlin belt (hills created by the movement of ice across the landscape) that stretches across Ireland from County Down on the Irish Sea to County Mayo on the Atlantic.

Here, overlooking the City of Saints and Scholars, both of Armagh's cathedrals dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland can be seen in the green landscape of the lush Irish summer countryside. In the distance the twin peaks of Sawel and Dart in the Sperrins - a mountain range running through Tyrone and Derry.

Today's temperature of 31.4C is one of three record breaking days with the 1983 record of 30.8C being edged out, first by Ballywatticock in County Down, then Castlederg in County Tyrone.

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Overlooking Armagh, Northern Ireland's Hottest Place
Overlooking Armagh, Northern Ireland's Hottest Place
Last modified on Friday, 23 July 2021 00:14
Darren McLoughlin

Irishman and International travel photographer in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times / Echtra Echtra and Eonmusic

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