The climate in Ireland is humid, cloudy and rainy all year round. It is very rare for sunny days to occur. Very often the days are characterised by disturbances and sunny spells. It should be noted that in some locations, especially those in the north, strong gusts of wind are encountered, while areas further inland are less prone to this phenomenon.
Rain is quite frequent especially along the west coast, while in the east it rains less.
Let’s take a closer look at what the weather is like from January to April, taking Ireland’s capital, Dublin, as a reference point, so that you can get a clear idea of what it’s like to plan a holiday.
Climate in Ireland from January to February
Both January and February are cold but not freezing. In fact, it is rare for snow to fall, on average it falls on very few days a year. The minimum temperature drops below zero for only a few days.
In both January and February, the recorded minimum temperature is around 2°, while the maximum is 8°. As mentioned earlier, sunny days are very rare, while showers occur frequently, especially in January, and less frequently in the following month.
The sea in Ireland is rather cold all year round, in fact the water temperature barely reaches 9° in January and drops by 1° in February.
Ireland’s climate from March to April
In the later months, the temperature rises a few degrees, but it is still cold, especially at night and early in the morning. The lowest recorded is 3° in March while in April it rises a few degrees more. With the arrival of spring, the hours of sunshine increase, although the sky remains mostly cloudy.
The weather starts to become somewhat mild from the second half of May, while April continues to be cold.
Of course there is no shortage of rain, but it is less frequent than in previous months.
To the question, ‘When to go to Dublin’ taking into consideration the period from January to April, unfortunately there is no single answer, because fine days are very rare, rains are very frequent and the air is often very fresh.
If there is no other alternative, in that case the most recommended period is April because the mercury column begins to rise a few degrees, bringing a slight torpor to the capital.
Average temperatures January February March April
Dublin G F M A
Min (°C) 2 2 3 5
Max (°C) 8 8 10