Offaly Temporarily Lays Claim To Highest Temperature Record

Ireland's highest verifiable temperature of 32.5 degrees was recorded in Boora in 1976.

A new study, questioning the highest temperature in Ireland, has discovered the record should belong to Offaly.

Kilkenny currently holds the crown for the hottest day in Irish history, when 33.3 degrees was recorded in June of 1887.

But students at Maynooth University have found there's insufficient evidence to prove that temperature is accurate, but the highest verifiable temperature of 32.5 was recorded in Boora in 1976.

However households in the town shouldn't go hanging up any plaques, as that record is very likely to be beaten, when a 33 degree day in Phoenix Park, last Summer, is certified.

Author of the report, and Maynooth University Professor, Peter Thorne says Met Éireann are working hard to confirm that data:

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