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Howth weather, brought to you from Earlscliffe

PLEASE NOTE. A new weather station has been installed! It is a WeatherFlow TEMPEST which is currently undergoing tests during which it has been noted that on extremely windy days, the rainfall count can occasionally be WAY out, so please note with caution! We are monitoring this and adjusting where required.

Updated: @ 16/05/2021 15:55 - next update at 16:00  
Summary / Temperature Wind Rain Outlook
Partly cloudy, Dry Partly cloudy, Dry
Currently: 12.0, Max: 12.4, Min: 7.4 12°C
Colder 0.1°C than last hour.


Feels like: 12°C

24-hr difference
1.1°CWarmer 1.1°C than yesterday at this time.
  Today Yesterday
High: 12.4°C
Low: 7.4°C
 Wind from E E
10.8 km/h
2 Bft - Light Breeze
Today: 25.9 km/h 12:17
Gust Month: 85.5 km/h May 8
Rain Today: 0 mm
Rain Rate (/hr): 0 mm
Rain Yesterday: 2.9 mm
Storm Rain: 0 mm
This Month: 56.968 mm
Season Total: 584.8 mm
11 rain days in May.
PM Showers
PM Showers
Humidity & Barometer Almanac Moon
Humidity: 81 % Decreased 1.0% since last hour.
Dew Point: 8.8°C Decreased 0.3°C since last hour.
Barometer: 996.3 hPa Rising 0.2  hPa/hr
Baro Trend: Steady
Sunrise: 05:21
Sunset: 21:19
Moonset: 01:09
Moonrise: 08:18
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 4 days in cycle
UV Index Solar Radiation
   1.4     Low 
High: 6.3 @ 11:03
200 W/m2 (28 %)
High: 1263 @  11:40
Fire Risk Rating Live Howth WebCam Cloud height

Fire Weather Index

Fire Weather Index

Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC)

Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC)

Chandler Burning Index

Chandler Burning Index


Please note: All of these forecasts are indicative, and conditions on the ground at a local level may differ significantly from those forecasted. Never base important decisions on this or any weather information obtained from the internet.

Pollen Forecast

Tree pollen

Grass pollen

Weed pollen
(Minimal to None)
(Minimal to None)
(Minimal to None)

Air quality

Air quality
 WU/TWC Weather Forecast  - Outlook: Tonight & Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

WU/TWC forecast: Some clouds. Low near 5C. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 km/h.
PM Showers
PM Showers

WU/TWC forecast: Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High 12C. Winds W at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
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Countdown to astronomical* Summer
 Summer Solstice begins June 21st at 4:32am   IST  
* Astronomers base the seasons around the equinox when day and night are of approximately equal length (about 22 September and 20 March). Meteorologists use a temperature-based system to determine the season, with the warmest months of the year (June to August) as summer and all other seasons in 3 month blocks around that date. A pagan based tradition has spring starting on the 1st February, and all other seasons in 3 month blocks before or after that.

16 May 2021 - On this day in Irish, world and technological history

1906 - Temperance reformers meet with the Lord-Lieutenant, seeking Sunday closing for all public houses, earlier closing on Saturdays and a reduction of licences throughout the country.
1917 - David Lloyd-George announces that he wants immediate Home Rule for 26 counties of Ireland. The remaining six counties are to be excluded for five years.
1926 - Fianna Fáil is founded by Éamon de Valera and Seán Lemass.
1929 - First Academy Awards ceremony was held and honoured the best films of 1927 and 1928
1938 - The Irish Department of Justice bans Photography magazine because of 'attention given to the female nude'.
1954 - A huge Marian Year procession is held in Dublin.
2001 - Proposals to locate the first wind farm off the country's west coast are unveiled. The £100 million project is to be located off the north Kerry coast on the southern lip of the Shannon estuary and is to involve the construction of between 20 and 30 wind turbines.
2001 - British Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott punches a man who throws an egg at him during a visit to north Wales.
2002 - Iarnród Eireann's first female train driver, Teresa Carey from Kerry, begins her career driving the Cork-Heuston train.
2011 - The European Union agree to €78 billion rescue deal for Portugal. The bailout loan will be equally split between the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, the European Financial Stability Facility, and the International Monetary Fund.
2014 - The Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe ruled that, for the first time since the formation of the police force, members of the Garda Síochána could join a labour union and would be allowed to strike

Number one in the Irish singles charts on this day

1966 - "Pretty Flamingo" by Manfred Mann
1974 - "Any Dream Will Do" by Joe Cuddy
1981 - "Stars on 45" by Starsound
1987 - "Hold Me Now" by Johnny Logan
1991 - "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)" by Cher
1993 - "Five Live (EP)" by George Michael feat. Lisa Stansfield & Queen
1998 - "Feel It" by The Tamperer feat. Maya
2013 - "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell

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