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What is the Weather like in Ireland???

April 20, 2015

Mai Hernon McEvilley

 

A weather-friendly wardrobe

Wondering what to bring when you when you come with Secret Ireland ToursLLC to Ireland? You'll need to be adaptable, so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes. Bring a sweater, even in summer; waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella.

Don't be fooled into thinking you won't need sunscreen in the summer months – when the sun shines in Ireland it's quite strong, so wear a high factor sunscreen.

Okay, it does rain in Ireland, but long bouts of rain are pretty rare. 

 Ireland  doesn’t have the extreme temperatures that other countries experience because its climate is influenced by the atlantic Ocean. The average temperature is a mild 50°F.

A major warm ocean current called the North Atlantic Drift keeps sea temperatures mild too.The Island is sheltered by it's hills and mountains from the winds coming from the Atlantic. 

So while the weather can be changeable – it's rarely extreme.

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, but it has been known to be higher than this.

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".

 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.

In autumn, (August to October) highest temperatures hit between 64 and 57°F. September is considered a mild, temperate month.

 

A weather-friendly wardrobe

Wondering what to bring? You'll need to be adaptable. so go for layers that you can put on or take off as the temperature changes. Bring a sweater, even in summer; waterproofs to accompany all outdoor activities; sunglasses; comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella.

Don't be fooled into thinking you won't need sunscreen in the summer months – when the sun shines in Ireland it's quite strong, so wear a high factor.

Okay, it does rain in Ireland, but long bouts of rain or very heavy showers are pretty rare. 

 

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