The local region saw below average rainfall and temperatures last year. Met Éireann data from the weather station in Ballyhaise show the area saw 93 per cent of the average rainfall in 2018.
Temperatures were also slightly below average in Cavan and Monaghan last year, with a high of 28.8 degrees and a low of -5.5 degrees. The data also shows it rained on 220 days last year.
Overall, the highest temperature was 32 degrees recorded at Shannon Airport during the hot spell at the end of June. The lowest was -7 at Cork Airport during the Beast from the East in early March.