Cloughey - the sunniest and driest place in Northern Ireland !
Cloughey is situated on the Ards peninsula. As well as being the most easterly part of Ireland, it is also the sunniest and driest area in Northern Ireland. Often it remains dry in Cloughey even when rain is forecast. Believe it or not, Cloughey has 1 extra 'dry' day every week compared to Belfast! (A 'dry' day is when no measurable rainfall is recorded).
Our courts are close to the shore in the Warren area and we are quite exposed to the wind, especially from the South & West. However, we use canvas windbreaks to reduce the wind effect and enable tennis to be played on windy days.
The weather links on this page provide detailed forecasts for temperature, rainfall, wind speed and direction and can be used by members to decide how many layers to wear !! The rainfall radar link shows the areas of rain in Ireland in real time and over the last 3 hours and you can estimate if rain is on the way and when it will arrive with some accuracy..
Quick link for local weather today
5-day detailed forecast for Cloughey (weather station is at Portavogie)
local forecast for Cloughey + current rain radar
Shows areas of rainfall over last 8 hours in Ireland. You can use it to predict when rain will arrive.