Northern Ireland

NI has its coldest November night since 1919

Archive photo of Braid Valley
Image caption NI has had it's coldest November night in nearly a century

The Armagh Observatory has just experienced its coldest November night in almost a century.

Meteorologists at Armagh Observatory said on 28 November, the temperature plunged to -7.8C, a November low not reached since 15 November 1919.

In all, it has been the coldest November since 1985. The month was wetter, sunnier and colder than usual.

A spokesman for the observatory said 8cm of snow was recorded in the last five days of the month.

The total rainfall was 115mm - 50% higher than the most recent 30-year average for the month.

There were 81 hours of sunshine - which is about 42 per cent above the average.

The night of 28 November 2010 was the third coldest November night recorded at Armagh Observatory since records began in 1795.

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