Ireland
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Ireland

To go to Ireland, the best time to visit is June through September. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. In Ireland, July is the warmest month with 17°C and the most cold month is 8°C in January. The water temperature is 24°C at its highest and in other months it can be 7°C.

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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 (°C) 8 8 10 12 14 17 17 17 16 13 10 8
Water temperature (°C) 7 11 14 16 19 24 16 18 18 13 12 12
Precipitation (mm) 51 41 41 27 35 37 39 38 31 38 58 61

Weather data from: Galway

Climate East Ireland by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 8 8 9 11 13 16 17 17 16 13 10 8
Water temperature (°C) 11 10 9 10 11 14 16 16 16 15 14 13
Precipitation (mm) 17 17 21 17 17 27 24 22 17 29 38 33

Weather data from: Dublin




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Ireland weather

The weather for Ireland over the next 14 days will be 18°C till 28° with a few days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 15°C.

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

5-day weather forecast Ireland

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Tuesday
9 august
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23°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
SW
15°C
7
Wednesday
10 august
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25°C
9°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
SW
15°C
7
Thursday
11 august
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26°C
10°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
SSW
15°C
7
Friday
12 august
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28°C
12°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
NNE
15°C
7
Saturday
13 august
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27°C
12°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
ENE
15°C
7

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 12° degrees and there is about 497 mm 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. (°C) 8 8 10 12 14 17 17 17 16 13 10 8
Night temp. (°C) 4 3 4 5 7 10 11 11 10 8 6 4
Water temp. (°C) 7 11 14 16 19 24 16 18 18 13 12 12
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 51 41 41 27 35 37 39 38 31 38 58 61
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 12° degrees and there is about 279 mm 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. (°C) 8 8 9 11 13 16 17 17 16 13 10 8
Night temp. (°C) 4 4 4 6 8 11 12 12 11 9 7 5
Water temp. (°C) 11 10 9 10 11 14 16 16 16 15 14 13
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 17 17 21 17 17 27 24 22 17 29 38 33
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 18,648 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Dublin).

How long is the flight to Ireland?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Ireland is approximately 22 h. 50 min.

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What are the largest airports in Ireland?

These are the largest airports in Ireland:

  • Dublin Airport in Dublin
  • Cork Airport in Cork
  • Galway Airport in Galway
  • Waterford Airport in Waterford
  • Kerry Airport in Killarney
  • Shannon Airport in Shannon
  • Donegal Airport in Donegal
  • Ireland West Knock Airport

How many inhabitants does Ireland have?

Ireland has 4,792,500 inhabitants.

How big is Ireland?

The surface area of Ireland is 71,273 km². It is 4x smaller than New Zealand.

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 9 August 2022

  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.58 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 1.72 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 58.23 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 171.72 New Zealand dollar

What is the area code of Ireland?

The area code to call Ireland is +353.