Ireland To Surpass Coldest Day On Record Odds Cut In Half

Punters were busy making their weather predictions for 2021 on Saturday morning with Ireland’s coldest ever temperature well supported to be broken.

We have had some freezing temperatures of late and after a beautiful summer in 2020,

who knows how extreme the weather will get. The lowest ever temperature recorded in Ireland was -19.1 C at Markree Castle, Co Sligo on January 16th, 1881 while the lowest observed 20th century air temperature was -18.8°C recorded at Lullymore, Co Kildare on January 2nd, 1979.

It’s now just a 33/1 chance that Ireland will record a very cold -19.2 C or colder this year with those odds plummeting in from 66/1.

It looks like we might run out of sun cream this year if BoyleSports have predicted their markets correctly as they are just 5/6 from 5/4 for Ireland to surpass its record high temperature in 2018 of 32 degrees.

It’s just 2/1 from 3/1 for Ireland’s highest ever temperature of 33.3 C in the year of 1887, to be broken this year to send the country into a frenzy of swimsuits and sandcastles.

June is fancied to be the month the highest temperature will be recorded at just 11/8 with July the second favourite at 6/4.