Not too hot and not too cold – you’ll find Ireland’s climate just right.
In Ireland, everyone talks about the weather because Irish weather can be unpredictable. So, the people like to discuss it a lot.
Ireland’s climate is influenced most by the Atlantic Ocean. The average temperature is a mild 50°F. So while the weather can be changeable – it’s rarely extreme.
The seasons: spring and summer
In spring (February to April), the average highest temperatures range from 46 to 54°F, with April considered particularly pleasant. In summer (May to July), the averages for highest temperatures are between 64 and 68°F.
The warmest months, July and August, get about 18 hours of daylight and it gets dark only after 11pm. Hence the well-worn phrase in Ireland; “sure there’s a grand stretch in the evenings”.
The seasons: autumn and winter
In autumn, (August to October) highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F. September is considered a mild, temperate month.
Winter air temperatures inland normally reach 46°F, while the coldest months are January and February. The temperature drops below freezing intermittently, and apart from a few freak cold snaps, snow is scarce.