Ireland’s weather is highly influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the south westerly winds that come from the Atlantic Ocean, so unpredictability is the one thing you can rely on! If in doubt, however, prepare for rain. When packing for your trip to Dublin, bring layers of warm clothing and waterproof gear. Summer may arrive at any time from early March to late September and may last weeks, days, or hours – so expect the unexpected! Read on for more…
As you may have gathered, changeable weather is the norm in Ireland, but the coldest time of year is generally January and February, with and the warmest time of the year is during the months of July and August.
Dublin’s average temperatures year round:
January : 8 ºC – 46 ºF
February : 8 ºC – 46 ºF
March : 10 ºC – 50 ºF
April : 13 ºC – 55 ºF
May : 15 ºC – 59 ºF
June : 18 ºC – 64 ºF
July : 20 ºC – 68 ºF
August : 19 ºC – 66 ºF
September : 17 ºC – 63 ºF
October : 14 ºC – 57 ºF
November : 10 ºC – 50 ºF
December : 8 ºC – 46 ºF
The months of May and June are generally the sunniest months of the year with between five and seven hours of sunlight each day. Listed below are average sunrise and sunset hours in Dublin.
Sunrise 8:33 am; Sunset 4:36 pm
Sunrise 7.45 am; Sunset 5:35 pm
Sunrise 6:39am; Sunset 6:30 pm
Sunrise 6:25 am; Sunset 8:26 pm
Sunrise 5:25 am; Sunset 9:19 pm
Sunrise 4:56 am; Sunset 9:53 pm
Sunrise 5:16 am; Sunset 9:45 pm
Sunrise 6:06 am; Sunset 8:52 pm
Sunrise 6:59 am; Sunset 7:40pm
Sunrise 7:52 am; Sunset 6:28 pm
Sunrise 7:51 am; Sunset 4:28 pm
Sunrise 8:34 am; Sunset 4:06 pm
Mean rainfall levels for Dublin from 2011 to 2012 :
January – 69.5mm
February – 50.4mm
March – 53.5mm
April – 51.1mm
May – 54.8mm
June – 55.8mm
July – 50mm
August – 71.1mm
September – 66.4mm
October – 70.1mm
November – 64.3mm
December – 75.8mm
Dublin enjoys a steady temperate climate characterised by its mild winters, cool summers, and lack of temperature extremes. The west of Ireland experiences a lot more rain than Dublin or the ‘Sunny South East’, but the east of the country is somewhat cooler. As with any built-up area, Dublin city centre is normally a few degrees higher than the surrounding areas, and it can get pretty sticky when temperatures increase. The winters of 2010 and 2011 being notable exceptions, heavy snow is rare, but hail is a frequent sight during winter and spring.
Met Éireann, Ireland’s national meteorogical service is a division of the Irish National Meteorological Service in Ireland. It’s a division of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. Met Éireann is the leading provider of weather information and linked services for all of Ireland. For further details on Met Éireann and to check out the latest weather in Dublin and Ireland have a look at the Met Éireann website.
‘The Emerald Isle’ owes its lush green landscapes to our abundant rain. Anyway, they say there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. So pack wisely and get out and about and enjoy what Dublin and Ireland have to offer, whatever the weather.
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