The climate of Ireland
Ireland has a sea climate with mild winters and relatively cold
summers. Extremes in temperatures hardly occur. During the summer
temperatures hardly rise above 25 degrees Celsius very often. Wintry
weather is uncommon along the coastline. Inland chances of frost and
snow are higher.
Climate information of places and areas in Ireland
The climate information on this page is only brief. Specific
information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for Ireland the following climate
information is available:
Most of the depressions come via a western current from the Atlantic
Ocean. Ireland is often the first country to get hit by a rainy
depression. This is the reason why Ireland gets more rain than the
rest of Europe. This is almost throughout the whole year. However,
during the summer long lasting dry periods are not uncommon. This is
caused by a high pressure area at the eastern side of Ireland. Warm
and dry air comes from the south or south east and travels from France
over the Channel.
The location of Ireland, west of England and west of the European
mainland is responsible for strong winds. Chances of fierce winds and
storms are quite high in Ireland.
Green and Gray
The western regions of Ireland are the wettest. This is the reason
why nature has that impressive green colour. The contrast on gray days
in combination with a little bit of sunshine is very special. During
these days photographers keep on making shots inspired by the
overwhelming sight of nature. However, during the winter weather can
get really dreary. Sometimes the sun will not show itself for almost
Ireland is not suitable as a beach destination. The Irish waters are
too cold and weather is often too instable. Whoever wants to enjoy
nature or the many beautiful cities and villages can visit Ireland the
whole year round. Extremes in weather are uncommon and every type of
weather shows a beautiful side of this country.
Several climate figures and temperatures are available for
Ireland. The figures in the table below are figures for the capital
Dublin and can be seen as an average for the entire country. Please
visit the pages on individual climate information for other places in
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we monthly offer useful extra
climate information. The information below is an average for Ireland,
but it should be noted that local deviations may occur. Deviations are
determined by the location you are in. North-south, inland-along the
coast and your altitude.
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