Dublin Climate & Weather

Dublin Climate and Weather

Dublin has a maritime temperate climate, and less rainfall than the rest of the 'emerald isle', receiving only half as much rain as the western regions of the country. However, winters are still very soggy and damp and showers are common all year round. The wettest month, December, averages 76mm of rainfall. Summers in Dublin are cool and pleasant, temperatures in July peaking at around 68°F (20°C), with the most sunshine being experienced in May and June. Winters, apart from being wet, are mild with the mercury rarely dropping to freezing point. Snow is unlikely, the main precipitation being rain, but a few flurries can occur. Dublin, like the rest of Ireland, experiences no temperature extremes. The weather is seldom perfect in the city but the many indoor attractions - not least of all the cosy pubs - make it a year-round destination. The best time to visit Ireland is in the warm summer months between May and August. February is the month which receives the least rainfall on average but it is almost impossible to avoid some rain in Dublin. The off-peak months are significantly cheaper in Ireland, so if you are travelling on a budget it's best to consider visiting Dublin in spring, autumn or even winter.

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