Temperatures in October were above average for the entire country, according to Met Eireann's review of October.
The highest temperature across the country was at the Phoenix Park in Dublin when the mercury reached 20.7 degrees celsius on October 7th. It was the highest temperature recorded in October since 2011., and more than 6 degrees celsius above-average temperatures.
Met Eireann's released its statement for October.
☀️ Temperatures above average everywhere. Warmest October since 2011 at the Phoenix Park.
🌧️ Belmullet had its wettest October since 2000, while it was Cork Airport's wettest since 2005.https://t.co/PgJaTqeAbU
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) November 2, 2021
The statement also shows that Belmullet in county Mayo had its wettest October since the year 2000.
However, some areas did experience less than average rainfall throughout the month with Gurteen in Tipperary, and parts of Dublin seeing less than normal.
In a statement, Met Eireann said, "October 2021 was mild and wet overall with Atlantic depressions to the west and northwest of Ireland dominating and keeping the airflow mostly between southerly and westerly.
October 2021 was a mild and wet month overall ⬇️
☔️ above average at most stations
🌡️ all stations above average
☀️ above average for most areas
Read more in our October climate statement https://t.co/S3Gflwf23g
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) November 2, 2021
"The first week saw low-pressure to the northwest steer Atlantic weather fronts across the country from the west and southwest, interspersed with showery periods and sunny spells.
"A deep area of low-pressure, containing the remnants of ex hurricane Sam, stalled to the west of Ire-land towards the end of the first week.
"This steered a very warm and moist southerly airflow across the country with trailing weather fronts, which brought some very heavy falls of rain, especially in the West and Southwest on the 8th and 9th.
"The Atlantic depressions stayed further away to the west of Ireland between the 10th and 15th, allowing high pressure to build over the country from the south, keeping it mostly dry.
"As the high pressure pulled away to the east at the beginning of the third week, low-pressure systems moved closer to Ireland once again, bringing bands of rain and showers from the south and west on most days up to the end of the month.
"An active and slow moving weather front gave some very heavy and widespread falls rain on the 27th and 28th, especially in the South.
"The month finished with a deep area of low-pressure bringing widespread wet and windy weather across the country on the 31st as it passed close to the Northwest of Ireland."