The very hottest temperatures in Belfast, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Northern Ireland, tend to reach around 19℃ (66℉) in the height of summer. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 3℃ (37℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Northern Ireland though so you can find out more information about this below.
If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Northern Ireland when the days are longest, you should visit in June. The wet season in Northern Ireland usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Northern Ireland, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!
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Northern Ireland seasons
Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Northern Ireland is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|June to August
|September to November
|December to February
|March to May
Best time to visit the top destinations in Northern Ireland
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
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