On the 6th January, 1839, 175 years ago, Co Monaghan and the rest of Ireland experienced a hurricane. The 1993 book ‘The Big Wind’ by Peter Carr describes in detail the devastation caused. The Northern Standard carried reports in its first edition which was just published just four days later. Our recent storms have not been quite as severe as the one in 1839. Nevertheless it has focused our attention on the type of weather that climate scientists are predicting that we will experience in the coming years.Continue reading
What will Monaghan’s Climate look like in the future?