When is the best time to go to Dublin

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Dublin, Ireland. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Dublin weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Dublin are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Dublin January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
6°C 105mm 2.1hrs 9.5hrs 9°C

Dublin's weather in January is typically cool and damp in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Dublin for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Dublin and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (44°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Dublin with around 105mm 4.1 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 19 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Dublin February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
6°C 80mm 2.8hrs 11.1hrs 8°C

February in Dublin is generally a little damp with the temperature being cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dublin.

February is in the winter in Dublin and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (44°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Dublin with around 80mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Dublin March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
8°C 82mm 3.8hrs 12.9hrs 8°C

The weather in March in Dublin is characteristically cool and a little damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dublin.

March is in the spring in Dublin and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 2°C (36°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Dublin with around 82mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Dublin April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
10°C 65mm 5.6hrs 15.2hrs 9°C

Dublin's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Dublin, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

April is in the spring in Dublin and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 11°C (51°F), whilst at night 4°C (38°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Dublin with around 65mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Dublin May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 79mm 6.6hrs 17.2hrs 10°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Dublin and the temperature is generally cool.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Dublin, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Dublin and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Dublin with around 79mm 3.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Dublin June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
15°C 66mm 6.5hrs 9.5hrs 13°C

June is a reasonably dry month in Dublin and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Dublin, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Dublin and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Dublin with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Dublin July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 63mm 5.8hrs 11.1hrs 15°C

July in Dublin is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Dublin, with some very good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Dublin and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Dublin with around 63mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Dublin August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 83mm 5.5hrs 12.9hrs 16°C

The weather in August in Dublin is characteristically mild and a little damp.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Dublin, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Dublin and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 10°C (51°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Dublin with around 83mm 3.3 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Dublin September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
14°C 98mm 4.6hrs 15.2hrs 15°C

Dublin's weather in September is typically mild and a little damp in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Dublin, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Dublin and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (61°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Dublin with around 98mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Dublin October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 102mm 3.5hrs 17.2hrs 14°C

October is a damp month in Dublin and the temperature is generally cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dublin.

October is in the fall / autumn in Dublin and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Dublin with around 102mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Dublin November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
8°C 101mm 2.7hrs 9.5hrs 12°C

Cool and damp weather often prevails in Dublin during the month of November

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Dublin for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Dublin and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 4°C (38°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Dublin with around 101mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Dublin December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 120mm 1.9hrs 11.1hrs 10°C

December in Dublin is generally wet with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Dublin for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Dublin and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Dublin with around 120mm 4.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Dublin weather statistics
Hottest month: July 18.2°C 64.8°F
Driest month: July 63mm 2.5ins
Sunniest month: May 6.6hrs
Coldest month: February 6.6°C 43.9°F
Wettest month: December 120mm 4.7ins
Warmest sea: August 15.7°C 60.3°F
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