IT was a fairly cold winter in Clare, Met Éireann figures have indicated.
Met Éireann defines winter as December, January and February and it found that mean temperatures for the period were 0.2 degrees below what would be expected.
Meanwhile rainfall for the season was 17% above average, while the amount of sunshine was 12% above average.
Met Éireann also released statistics for the month of February, which also reflected a cold and wet month.
The mean temperature was nearly a full degree below average for the time of year, while the amount of rainfall was 20% above normal. There was five per cent less sunshine than average.