Ireland
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Ireland

The best time to visit Ireland is from June until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Ireland is 17°C in June and the lowest is 8°C in January. The water temperature is between 7°C and 24°C.

Ireland has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Ireland or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average West Ireland weather 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

Climate data from city: Galway

Average East Ireland weather 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

Climate data from city: Dublin




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Ireland weather

The Ireland weather for will be 13° till 17° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain. The water temperature is 16°C.

The Ireland weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Dublin.

Ireland 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Sunday
22 may
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14°C
10°C
0.7 mm
25%
6 Bft
SW
16°C
3
Monday
23 may
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13°C
9°C
6.6 mm
75%
4 Bft
WNW
16°C
5
Tuesday
24 may
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15°C
7°C
0.4 mm
15%
4 Bft
W
16°C
8
Wednesday
25 may
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15°C
9°C
1.4 mm
40%
7 Bft
WSW
16°C
3
Thursday
26 may
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14°C
8°C
1.3 mm
40%
6 Bft
WSW
16°C
3


Climate Ireland

Click on a region of Ireland to view the climate:

West Ireland (Galway)

West Ireland has the oceanic climate prevailing. 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

Climate data from city: Galway

East Ireland (Dublin)

East Ireland has the oceanic climate prevailing. 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

Climate data from city: 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 10,046 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Dublin). By car the distance is 14,064 km. You are on your way 185 hours and 30 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Ireland?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Ireland is approximately 12 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Ireland?

These are the largest airports in Ireland:

How many inhabitants are there in Ireland?

Ireland has approximately 4,792,500 inhabitants.

How big is Ireland?

The area of Ireland is around 71,273 km². It is 17x 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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 0.055 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 18.32 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 5.46 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 1,832.19 South African rand

What is the area code of Ireland?

The area code to call Ireland is +353.