Irish Weather

The weather in Ireland is mild, moist and changeable with frequent rain. Many winters have little or no snow, some winters can have a cold spell with snow lying for a week or two.

Average day time high temperature

January - 8°C (47°F)
February - 8°C (47°F)
March - 10°C (50°F)
April - 12°C (54°F)
May - 15°C (59°F)
June - 18°C (64°F)
July - 19°C (67°F)
August - 19°C (67°F)
September - 17°C (63°F)
October - 14°C (57°F)
November - 10°C (50°F)
December - 8°C (47°F)

While the average winter high temperature is 8°C (47°F), on some days the temperature may not get above 2°C or 3°C (35°F or 37°F). During the summer months the temperature may rise well above the 19°C (67°F) average high temperature, temperatures up to 25°C (77°F) are not unusual.

Rainfall is fairly evenly spread throughout the year.

The east of Ireland has between 750 and 1,000 mm (30 and 40 inches) of rainfall, the number of days with some rain is about 150 days per year.

The west of Ireland has between 1,000 and 1,250 mm (40 and 50 inches) of rainfall, the number of days with some rain is about 225 days per year.

Irish Rainbow
Irish weather is great for rainbows, in Irish legend Leprechauns bury pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, but since a rainbow can only be seen at a distance, the gold is forever illusive. The colours of the rainbow:- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.



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