Monday, 8 January 2018

Is Ireland Becoming Wetter ?

In 2013, the Irish media reported that "ongoing climate change will make Ireland wetter over the coming decades". This claim has persisted ever since climate hysteria took root here.  I took a sample of seven weather stations from different areas of the country to test the claim. In every single one, 2016 and 2017 had less rainfall than 2015. Only two showed more rainfall in 2017 Vs 2016. The other five showed declining rainfall levels over the past two years. 

To further investigate this trend of lower rainfall levels, I checked a completely different source - hydro power. Years with high rainfall should coincide with years that had high hydro power output and vice versa.  I obtained hydro power data from SEAI from 2008 to 2016. 2008 and 2009 were high points for hydro that have not been matched since. Since then, hydro power has varied but there is a clear overall decline.

The fall in rainfall during 2016 vs 2015 can also be seen corroborating the above weather stations.


  1. The failed attempt to meter water consumption surely shows that as a nation, we need more, not less, rain. And we are fortunate to get it, regularly, and well dispersed throughout the year.

  2. As we move into the fort little coming ice age. More of our precipitation will be in the form of snow. One burst of output per annum, when the snow melts, that will be sum output of our hydro generation. They got it wrong on all assumptions.

  3. 100% of the Irish Media is fake media. Gaelectric closes up shop virtually no reportage. Like is this as a consequence of the business model or a once off?. What about informing potential share holders of the risks of investing in wind energy companies?. Wind turbines are piles of engineering junk. That is a fact.