Weather Conditions in Ireland
A visit to Ireland means that you have to be prepared about what to expect, especially in terms of the weather. Since the country has a mild, temperate climate there can be rain at most times but that doesn’t need to curtail your visit as long as you are ready. Although most people (usually the Irish) tend to think that there is no best time to visit Ireland, and you can visit whenever you want, knowing what the seasons are like will make all the difference. Here’s a season-wise breakdown of the best time to go to Ireland.
Spring in Ireland is from February to April and the weather is pleasant although still on the cooler side. But the best season to go to Ireland is probably summer because the weather is great and in the warm months of July and August, Ireland gets as much as 18 hours of sunshine. This means that the sun sets only at 11pm! Explore away to your heart’s content in summer, although since it’s a popular time to visit, expect crowds and high prices on tickets and accommodation. Summer is considered high season and there are plenty of festivals as well making it the best time to visit Ireland.
Autumn which is from August to October is generally considered a mild, temperate time and the climate is also quite moderate. But winters can be quite cold, although not very harsh and even though temperature might drop to freezing point, there isn’t much snow. But what you need to remember is that days are extremely short in winter with the sun setting at 4 pm. So, it might not be the best time to visit Ireland.
If you have decided the best time to travel to Ireland, then do remember that SOTC has some excellent deals and offers on their Ireland holiday packages . Do check the website before making your booking.