FOUR SEASONS IN A DAY
The Irish weather works on the ‘four seasons in a day’ principle, which means that you can’t predict a thing when it comes to the behaviour of the sky. Some basic assumptions, however, can be made.
The climate of Ireland can be summed up as being mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes. The country receives generally warm summers and mild winters This is due to the fact that Ireland lies in the Atlantic Ocean, and as a result is warmed by the Gulf Stream all year.
The sunniest months are May and June. During these months sunshine duration averages between 5 and 6.5 hours per day over most of the country. May to July, the days are reasonably warm and – most importantly – very long: at the height of summer you won’t need to turn on lights until after 10pm. It is also peak tourist season
Rainfall is extremely common throughout Ireland. The wettest months, almost everywhere are December and January. April is the driest month generally but in many southern parts, June is the driest.
Ireland does not suffer from the extremes of temperature experienced by many other countries at similar latitude.
Mean daily winter temperatures vary from 4.0 °C (39.2 °F) to 7.6 °C (45.7 °F).
Mean daily summer temperatures vary from 12.3 °C (54.1 °F) to 15.7 °C (60.3 °F).
Average Monthly Temperatures
5°C/ 41 °F
||5°C/ 41 °F
||6°C/ 42.8 °F
||8°C/ 46 °F