Malin Head experienced the highest wind gust of last year when Storm Gareth lashed the west coast in March 2019.
The Inishowen weather station recorded a wind gust of 70 knots (129 km/h) on 12th March 2019.
Storm Gareth, the third named storm of 2019, brought heavy rain and damaging gusts to Donegal.
The Met Eireann report said that 2019 was the ninth consecutive year that temperatures were above normal. Rainfall was also above average at most stations. Malin Head’s annual rainfall values were 104% of the average and Finner recorded 106%.
Temperatures for the year were 0.5C above normal at Malin Head in 2019 and 0.4C higher than normal at Finner.
Malin Head recorded 1,204 hours of sunshine last year.
Featured image: Martina Gardiner’s Stormy Day at Malin Head photo, taken during Storm Gareth. The photo was the overall winner in the Clean Coasts Love Your Coast Photography Competition 2019