August is wettest month in Kerry this year

August was the wettest month of the year so far in Kerry.

Data from Met Eireann shows that 203.8 millimetres of rain fell over the course of last month at Valentia Observatory.

That is almost double the amount that fell in the same month last year when there was 109 millimetres of rain.

The monthly average for rainfall is 114 millimetres.

The average temperature in August was 15.5 degrees Celsius, which is slightly above average.