Ireland has a temperate maritime climate, we have mostly mild winters and cool summers.
This keeps our countryside green, fresh and beautiful and it leads to interesting weather on the hills.
The climate in Ireland is influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the southwestern winds of the Atlantic Ocean. The combination of these two factors results in temperatures that remain fairly consistent across the entire country. Another consequence is that we can have periods of wind and rain during all four seasons.
A normal summer in Ireland offers warm, sunny days with light clouds in the sky. Summer rain is usually light and occurs on only a few days during the season, however localised high wind and heavier rain can occur from time to time especially over higher ground. Humidity and thunderstorms with lightning occur on occasion during the months of July and August. The average temperature in July is around 15ºC or 59ºF, but it can rise to around 30ºC or 86ºF on occassions.
The Explore More team can provide advice as to the correct gear that you should have to be comfortable and safe while walking in Ireland, we can also loan you most of the gear you will need from our store room if you want to save luggage space during your journey here.