North Ireland: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Find the perfect time to visit North Ireland from seasonal norms in many locations like Larne or Derry (Londonderry) right here.

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When is the best time to go to North Ireland?

When is the best time to go to North Ireland? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months to go to Belfast are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Belfast are June, July, August and September, and the coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, June, July, August and October

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in North Ireland for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad to bad* North Ireland in january
very bad to bad* North Ireland in february
very bad to bad* North Ireland in march
very bad to bad* North Ireland in april
bad to tolerable* North Ireland in may
bad to tolerable* North Ireland in june
bad to tolerable* North Ireland in july
bad to tolerable* North Ireland in august
bad to tolerable* North Ireland in september
bad to tolerable* North Ireland in october
very bad to bad* North Ireland in november
very bad to bad* North Ireland in december

When to go to North Ireland by city

Belfast

Best time to go to Belfast

The best months to go to Belfast are may, june, july, august, september and october.

Armagh

Best time to go to Armagh

The best time to visit Armagh is june.

Ballycastle (Causeway Coast)

Best time to go to Ballycastle (Causeway Coast)

The best months to go to Ballycastle (Causeway Coast) are june, july, august, september and october.

Derry (Londonderry)

Best time to go to Derry (Londonderry)

The best months to go to Derry (Londonderry) are june and september.

Donwpatrick

Best time to go to Donwpatrick

The best months to go to Donwpatrick are june, july, august, september and october.


Climate and Weather in North Ireland

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Temperatures and rainfall in North Ireland

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of North Ireland and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Belfast, Armagh, Ballycastle (Causeway Coast), Derry (Londonderry) and Donwpatrick, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities..


Map of North Ireland

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cities in North Ireland (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About North Ireland

What can I do in North Ireland?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for North Ireland reliable?

Climate data for North Ireland has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for North Ireland allows us to determine the average for each month in Belfast, Armagh, Ballycastle (Causeway Coast), Derry (Londonderry), Donwpatrick, Enniskillen (Fermanagh), Larne, Annalong, and 37 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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