GUIDE ON EMIGRATING TO IRELAND

Irish climate

The climate of Ireland is similar to that of the UK. It can be summed up as mild, moist and changeable with abundant rainfall all year round. It is officially defined as a temperate oceanic climate. The country is strongly affected by the Atlantic Ocean and as a result is warmed by the North Atlantic current meaning that winters are nowhere near as harsh as those seen in places on the same latitude. The worst weather Ireland experiences are storms coming across the Atlantic Ocean but aside from that it does not suffer from any other extreme weather conditions. Tornadoes and other similar features are very rare.

Seasons

Whether it’s the summer or winter you’re pretty much guaranteed to see rain. Like the UK Ireland is very wet, even in the summer!

Summers tend to be mild and often wet whilst the winters are cold and wet.

Average high temperature °C

City Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dublin 9 9 11 12 15 18 20 19 17 14 10 9
Galway 8 9 10 12 16 17 19 19 17 13 10 8
Cork 9 9 10 12 15 17 19 19 17 13 11 9

Average low °C

City Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dublin 3 2 3 4 7 9 11 11 9 7 5 3
Galway 3 2 3 4 7 9 11 11 9 6 4 2
Cork 4 3 4 5 7 10 12 12 10 8 5 4