Climate change will take place over decades, not years
Unseasonable weather is set to be on the increase, with colder winters and warmer summers, and some surprises in between, an expert has suggested.
Professor Ray Bates, a professor of meteorology at UCD told the newspaper: "Some people have felt that because we haven't had as many frosty nights in recent years, it was due to global warming," he said.
"[Global warming] is real and happening but at the moment the natural variability of the climate at our location is more important in determining that changes from season to season than a signal of global warming."
Some areas of Ireland have suffered the heaviest rainfall on record last year, with Mayo News highlighting that Straide Climate Station saw rainfall on 264 days during 2008, which has not been seen in the station's 45 year history
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