Double rainbows over a hillside



Weather in Ireland

On the Old Sod, the tem­per­a­ture rarely drops below freez­ing for a full day, and snow is not com­mon in Ire­land. The weather is, how­ever, an impor­tant con­sid­er­a­tion when plan­ning your trip to Ireland.

Temperature Rainfall Sunshine
Dec/Jan/Feb Highs 45°-55° F
Low 35°-45° F
Southwest 5-7 inches/month
Elsewhere 3.5-4.5 inches/month (similar to U.S. Eastern Seaboard)
Heavy rain 6-10 days/month
2 of every 3 days on average
Mar/Apr Highs 50°-60° F
Low 40°-50° F
Southwest 3.5-4.5 inches/month
Elsewhere lower than in U.S.

"Irish Sunshine" - a mist more than trace amounts of rain- occurs between 1/2 and 2/3 of days
3-5 hours per day
May/June Highs 55°-65° F
Low 50°-55° F
Less than the Mid-Atlantic US and most states on the Eastern Seaboard 5-6 hours per day
Sun sets at 11 pm in late June
July/Aug/Sep Highs 60°-70° F
Low 50°-60° F
Southwest 4.5 inches/month
Elsewhere 4.0 inches/month

"Irish Sunshine" on many days

Oct/Nov Highs 55°-65° F
Low 50°-55° F
Southwest 5-6 inches/month
Elsewhere dryer

Some say it's possible to experience all types of weather in one day, or Summer in Winter and vice versa. For a humorous look at the weather in Ireland check out "'Weather' to go to Ireland"


Learn more about Ireland below:


Regions of Ireland


Where to Stay 


Getting There,
Getting Around


Ireland Weather

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