Seasons in Dublin

The capital of Ireland has temperate maritime climate with mild seasons and no rapid changes in temperature. The city is located in on eastern coast of the island. Annual amount of precipitation is lower than in western part of the country and approximately equal to London.

Strong gusty winds are occasional come to Dublin but in general air there is calmer than in rest of Ireland. Probability of winds remains through whole year, but it is higher at winter. In addition downtown is slightly warmer than suburbs. At winter hail is more likely than snow and snow cover, if it even falls, remains no longer than 4-5 days.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Dublin

Temperature ranges of Marc are always in positive range of 5-10 °C (41-50 °F). Precipitation is still rather frequent yet it takes form of fast drizzly shower. April brings significant warming. At first half of the month air may cool down to 3 °C (37 °F) with average of 15 °C (59 °F), but at second half range of averages rises to 17-18 °C (62-64 °F).In addition this is the driest month of a year.

May in Dublin in oppose to expectations is rainy and cloudy. Thus temperature average of this month is lower than at April. It is about 15 °C (59 °F). Nights are cool too with about 5 °C (41 °F).

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (1.9")
April
Max average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.7")
May
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.3")

Spring Holidays

Marh – Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, OFFSET design fair, Dublin Bay Prawn Festival.
March 14-17 – St. Patrick’s Festival.
March-April – Easter celebrations.

April 24 – Easter Rising Day.

May – Dublin International Literature Festival.
Mai 1 – Beltaine.
May 20-31 - Dublin Dance Festival.

Summer in Dublin

June brings gradual growth of averages from 15 °C (59 °F) to 22 °C (71 °F). Most of time sky is partly cloudy and precipitation is moderate. July is considered is the warmest month of a year. Although temperature averages are hovering around 20 °C (68 °F) the weather is sunny at least by local measures. Though there are still occasional drizzly rains.

At August amount and frequency of precipitation increases to extent where this month becomes rainiest of a year. Yet despite daylong rains temperature holds on mark of 18 °C (64 °F) and may reach 30 °C (86 °F) at sunny days..


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.1")
July
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
August
Max average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (2.9")

Summer Holidays

June – VHi Women’s Mini Marathon, Body & Soul Festival, Forbidden Fruit music fest, the Taste of Dublin cuisine fest, the Irish Gin & Tonic Festival, Dalkey Book Festival, Pride Festival, July’s Laya Healthcare City Spectacular.
June 9 – St. Clumba’s Day.
June 16 – Bloomsday.

July - The Festival of Curiosity, Longitude music festival, PhotoIreland Festival.
August - the Big Grill BBQ & Craft Beer Festival, Dublin Horse Show.

Autumn in Dublin

September is still rather warm with its averages of 15-18 °C (59-64 °F), overcast and occasional drizzle. Through October temperature gradually decreases from 15 °C (59 °F) to about 11 °C (52 °F). Sky in its turn is cloudy and rainy even more than it was before.

By the middle of November it gets brighter and colder. Amount of precipitation decreases as well as temperature. Temperature varies from 3 °C (37 °F) to 7 °C (44 °F) or even 10 °C (50 °F) at brightest days. By the end of month it becomes even colder and usual rainy state of weather returns.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 70mm (2.7")
October
Max average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
November
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")

Autumn Holidays

September – Dublin Fringe Festival, Hard Working Class Heroes, Canalaphonic, Waterford Harvest Festival, Culture Night.
September-October – Dublin Theatre Festival, Oktoberfest.

October – Bram Stoker Festival.
October 31 – Halloween.
November – Dublin Gallery Weekend.

Winter in Dublin

With coming of winter weather in Dublin stays almost same as it was before. It is still rainy and cool. Average daytime temperatures are between 5 °C (41 °F) and 7 °C (44 °F). January is the coldest month of a year and still its average temperature is about 4 °C (39 °F) with minor fluctuations depending on rare moments of bright sky. February is slightly warmer than January. Snow is unlikely and precipitation takes form of hail.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 75 mm (2.9")
January
Max average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (33.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
February
Max average t°: +8 °C (46.4 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (35.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")

Winter Holidays

December-January – NYF Dublin.
December – Dublin City Pub Crawl, Carols by Candlelight.
December 25 – Christmas.
December 26 – St. Stephen's Day.
December 29 – Constitution Day.

February – Audi Dublin International Film Festival.
February 1 - St. Brigit’s Day.
February 7 - St. Mel’s Day.