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Best time to visit Dublin, Ireland

Our verdict

The best time to visit Dublin is June

Dublin can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, June is the best time to go.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Dublin can reach a maximum of 19℃ (66℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Dublin is around 3℃ (38℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Dublin when the days are longest, you should visit in May. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Dublin in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Dublin. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

May

Most daylight

May

Dublin seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Dublin as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Dublin is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Dublin

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Dublin for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Dublin climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Dublin for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Dublin in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Dublin in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Dublin in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Dublin in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dublin in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dublin in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dublin in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Dublin in August

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Dublin in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Dublin in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dublin in November

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 18 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Dublin in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dublin in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dublin is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 17℃ (62℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dublin is generally around May. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in May first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Dublin is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dublin, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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