Ireland
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Ireland

To go to Ireland, the best time to visit is in August. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. In Ireland, July is the warmest month with 63°F and the most cold month is 46°F in January. The water temperature is 74°F at its highest and in other months it can be 45°F.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average weather by month in Ireland, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate West Ireland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 46 47 49 53 57 62 63 62 60 56 50 47
Water temperature (°F) 45 51 57 62 66 74 61 64 65 55 53 54
Precipitation (inch) 20 16 16 11 14 15 15 15 12 15 23 24

Weather data from: Galway

Climate East Ireland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 46 46 48 51 55 60 63 63 60 56 50 47
Water temperature (°F) 52 50 49 50 53 57 60 60 60 59 57 55
Precipitation (inch) 7 7 8 7 7 11 9 9 7 11 15 13

Weather data from: Dublin




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Ireland weather

The weather for Ireland over the next 14 days will be 54°F till 66° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain. The water temperature will be 46°F.

The weather forecast for Ireland is based on the weather in Dublin.

5-day weather forecast Ireland

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Wind
Thursday
29 september
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55°F
45°F
46°F
0.7 in
5 m/s
Friday
30 september
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59°F
46°F
46°F
0 in
5 m/s
Saturday
1 october
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59°F
50°F
46°F
3.5 in
10 m/s
Sunday
2 october
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59°F
50°F
46°F
0.1 in
8 m/s
Monday
3 october
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59°F
45°F
46°F
0.1 in
5 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Ireland


Climate Ireland

Click on a region of Ireland to view the climate:

West Ireland (Galway)

West Ireland has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for West Ireland is 25° degrees and there is about 195 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 92 days a year with an average humidity of 86% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 46 47 49 53 57 62 63 62 60 56 50 47
Night temp. (°F) 39 38 39 40 45 49 52 52 50 47 42 40
Water temp. (°F) 45 51 57 62 66 74 61 64 65 55 53 54
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 20 16 16 11 14 15 15 15 12 15 23 24
Days with rain 20 17 17 16 20 18 21 22 17 19 18 21
Days with snow 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 10 11 13 14 11 12 10 9 13 12 12 9
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 5 7 6 8 6 6 5 4 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2

Weather data from: Galway

East Ireland (Dublin)

East Ireland has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for East Ireland is 24° degrees and there is about 110 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 180 days a year with an average humidity of 85% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 46 46 48 51 55 60 63 63 60 56 50 47
Night temp. (°F) 39 39 40 42 46 51 54 54 52 49 44 41
Water temp. (°F) 52 50 49 50 53 57 60 60 60 59 57 55
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 7 7 8 7 7 11 9 9 7 11 15 13
Days with rain 11 10 12 12 12 13 15 13 10 13 12 11
Days with snow 2 2 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 18 16 18 18 19 17 16 18 20 18 18 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 8 8 8 7 8 7 4 5 4
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4
UV-index 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2

Weather data from: Dublin

Ireland weather by month

What is the average Ireland weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Ireland?

Ireland lies in a straight line about 3,097 miles from United States (New York → Dublin). By car the distance is 356 miles. The total travel time is 8 hours and 10 minutes.

How long is the flight to Ireland?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Ireland is approximately 11 h. 20 min.

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What are the largest airports in Ireland?

These are the largest airports in Ireland:

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) in Dublin
  • Cork Airport (ORK) in Cork
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Galway
  • Waterford Airport (WAT) in Waterford
  • Kerry Airport (KIR) in Killarney
  • Shannon Airport (SNN) in Shannon
  • Donegal Airport (CFN) in Donegal
  • Ireland West Knock Airport (NOC)

How many inhabitants does Ireland have?

Ireland has 4,792,500 inhabitants.

How big is Ireland?

The surface area of Ireland is 44,289 mi². It is 6x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of Ireland?

The capital of Ireland is Dublin.

What is the currency of Ireland?

In Ireland, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 29 September 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 0.84 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 1.19 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 84.21 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 118.75 US dollar

What is the area code of Ireland?

The area code to call Ireland is +353.