After the severe drought of 2018, and with soils slow to recover from large deficits, Ireland saw above average rainfall across much of the country especially affecting the harvest season and through the second half of the year. The south east was the slowest to recover from drought with below average rainfall, until December, suppressing soil moisture recovery . Despite the above average rainfall elsewhere the temperatures were also above average again over much of the country with February a stand out month with a prolonged period of above average temperatures after cool beginnings.
7 named storms affected Ireland, over the year, 4 in the back-end of the ’18/’19 season and 3 to the end of the year in the ’19/’20 season ( note for naming purposes that the storm seasons begin on September 1st and end on August 31st.
For more information of the year in review select under year: 2019 and under month: year