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Weather in Ireland in June
Irish summers are generally cool with temperatures averaging about 10-18 °C (50-64 °F). Just because it is June doesn’t mean that the month will be rain-free.
While the average precipitation is low, it is difficult to predict the weather forecast and you should expect to encounter rain at some stage during your stay (if you don’t, you are one of the lucky ones!).
The 17 to 18 hours of daylight in June are definitely an advantage to visiting Ireland in June. Simply put, you can fit more sightseeing into a city itinerary, road trip or plan longer outdoor activities such as hiking or kayaking.
Temperature in Ireland in June
The daily average temperatures in Ireland increase to about 10-18 °C (50-64 °F) during June. This might still seem like a low temperature to many of you, but once it is sunny, the Irish optimistically wear their summer clothes. As always, bring layers so you can be ready for all kinds of temperatures!
Due to its maritime climate and influence from the Atlantic, Ireland is unlikely to experience a major heat wave. When the temperatures in Ireland reach higher than about 25 °C (ca. 77 °F) it is deemed to be very warm.
These temperatures may not be ideal if you want a sunbathing holiday on the beach, but it is great for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
|Dublin||Cork||Galway||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Average temperature June||14 °C|
|Min. and max temperatures June||10-18 °C|
|Sunrise and sunset June 1st||5.03 a.m. - 9.43 p.m.||5.20 a.m. - 9.44 p.m.||5.14 a.m. - 9.54 p.m.||4.54 a.m. -
Rain in Ireland in June
As most travel guides suggest, prepare for rain throughout the year in Ireland. In comparison to other months, rainfall in Ireland in June is reasonably low averaging about 70 mm (ca. 3″).
You can expect to encounter at least some rain (ranging from a light drizzle to heavy showers) on at least 10 days during the month of June.
|Dublin||Cork||Galway||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Average Rainfall June||67 mm (3″)||81 mm|
|No. of wet days (> 1.0 mm 0.04″ precipitation) June||10||10||11||16|
Wind in Ireland in June
June is not considered to be a particularly windy month in Ireland usually. Gusts are sometimes recorded, but these tend to be more typical in coastal and mountainous areas.
Dublin airport records an average hourly wind speed of about 17 km per hour (ca. 11 miles per hour) during June. The rest of the county can vary considerably, even on an hourly basis.
Weather in Dublin Ireland in June
If you are planning to visit Dublin, during the summer months then June is seriously worth considering. The weather Dublin experiences in June can be quite pleasant with an average daily temperature of about 14 °C (57 °F).
It is also the month in which the Bloomsday festivities are held over a few days around June 16th.
As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is always going to be busy, but when the weather is good, there are plenty of parks and recreational spaces to visit. We have listed some of the best parks here, where you can escape the crowds!
Any rainy weather is unlikely to dampen your spirits too much as there are lots of attractions and activities indoors as well as outdoors in the city.
On a sunny day, a trip outside the city to County Dublin can be really rewarding. Howth is a great short day trip with plenty of sightseeing around the small cosy harbor and stunning headland walkway.
Dalkey, Bray and Greystones are also good alternative destinations not far from the city that you should visit.
Visiting Ireland in June
The long days of June are a distinct plus point for visiting Ireland at this time of year, especially for first time visitors who want to do lots of exploring!
The summer atmosphere is very pleasant and unlike many other summer destinations, the average low temperature of about 14 °C or 57 °F means that excessively hot weather is unlikely.
There are a great many outdoor food and music festivals and events that are very popular and well worth checking out that take place in Ireland in and around the month of June. Read our post Ireland in June for some inspiration!
Road trips are ideal in June and Ireland has some stunning ones to choose from for example the Wild Atlantic Way is one of the longest coastal driving routes in the world and stretches from Malin Head in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork.
Don’t forget Northern Ireland too and its truly impressive Causeway Coastal Route, which includes the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge as some of its highlights.
While it is busier from a tourist point of view, the main peak time for visitors comes a little later in July and August usually. From around mid-June to the tourist season really kicks off, so you can plan your Ireland travel vacation accordingly.
Hotels, especially at the near the top attractions and in the cities are likely to be getting busier by this time of the year, so book ahead if you want to get good deals and guaranteed accommodation. Particularly for the more unique accommodation options, such as castle hotels.
Are you still not sure when the best time to visit Ireland is? Then check out our longer guide here to find out more about Ireland or click on this post if you want to know more about weather in Ireland in May and weather in Ireland in July.