Weather in Ireland in december 2024

Below, you have access to the weather forecast for december for most popular cities in Ireland. These forecasts are statistics for the month of december from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in december in Dublin

bad weather 36.3cm

Weather at 6am
43°F

Partly Cloudy

27%

Clear/Sunny

27%

Moderate rain at times

9%

Weather at 12pm
47°F

Partly Cloudy

29%

Clear/Sunny

23%

Moderate rain at times

8%

Weather at 6pm
45°F

Partly Cloudy

27%

Clear/Sunny

25%

Moderate rain at times

8%

Weather at 3am
43°F

Clear/Sunny

29%

Partly Cloudy

27%

Cloudy

18%

Moderate rain at times

14%

More information about the weather in Dublin in december



Where to go in Ireland in december?

Where to go in Ireland in december: destination map

Legend: perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

Where to go in each region in december?

Connacht
(Galway, Connemara National Park, Belmullet...)
47°F to 50°F5 à 16 days52°F
bad weather*
Leinster
(Dublin, Kilkenny, Dundalk...)
45°F to 50°F3 à 10 days54°F
very bad weather*
Munster
(Cork, Limerick, Dingle...)
47°F to 52°F4 à 16 days52°F to 54°F
bad weather*
North East Ireland (Ulster)
(Letterkenny, Killybegs, Dungloe...)
45°F to 49°F4 à 12 days52°F
very bad weather
*over most of the region. Weather may vary locally.


Where should you go in Ireland in december when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Ireland in december ranges from bad to very bad depending on the region and city.

With temperatures rarely exceeding 10° C even at the best time of the day, very mild temperatures produce an unsuitable atmosphere for outdoor tourist activities. In addition to the cold, one must also expect many rainy days. The rains are equally primary in qualifying the weather in Ireland throughout December - which is far from ideal.

The Irish East Coast throughout December

Throughout the month, the sunny days alternate with rather humid ones and are characterized by frequent showers as well as grey skies due to the thick blanketing of clouds. We can also note the many days of cloudy skies however are advantaged of being light. As a result, the climatic conditions in the east of the country are relatively mild despite the mild temperatures.

Northern and Western Ireland throughout December

In the north of the country, the humidity is more pronounced - which explains why the rainy days including those punctuated by passing showers as well as those with intense rains, are numerous. As a result, the beautiful sunny days give way to those with light clouds. In other words, this means that the weather throughout December in Ireland is unattractive.

Central Ireland throughout December

It is in the center of Ireland that very low temperatures are expected, oscillating between 2° C and 5° C - confirming the installation of the cold. However, snowfall is still rare and instead, one can enjoy partially sunny days. In fact, the humidity, failing to produce abundant showers, favor the cloud formations which are characteristic of the climate throughout December in Ireland.

South West Ireland throughout December

The atmosphere in the southwest of the country is rather mild, however requires wearing warm clothes. Temperatures can often exceed 10° C, relatively high compared to the rest of the country. On the other hand, the humidity is at its highest - which explains the abundance of rain that manifested through many rainy days.


Climate in Ireland in december

Climate in Dublin in december

In december, maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 43°F (for an average temperature of 45°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh there in this month. Do not forget to take with you warm clothes! With 3in over 5 days, you risk getting wet slightly for your journey. But this is moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a bad weather, december is not the best time to go in this locality.

December
Average temperature 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 53°F
Rainfall 3in
Number of days with rainfall 5 day(s)
(15%)
Humidity 89%
Daily sunshine hours 6
Cloud cover 54%
Length of day 07:32
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Dublin in december

Climate in Cork in december

In december, the mean temperature in Cork is 47°F (maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 43°F). The climate is quite cool there in this month, but it is endurable when dressing hot. With 5.2in over 7 days, rainfall can happen throughout your journey. But this is rather moderate and it will not be continuous.
With an unfavorable weather, december is not the best time to go in that area in Ireland.

December
Average temperature 47°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 53°F
Rainfall 5.2in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(23%)
Humidity 90%
Daily sunshine hours 6
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 07:48
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Cork in december

Climate in Galway in december

In december, maximum temperature is 49°F and minimum temperature is 43°F (for an average temperature of 45°F). The climate is rather more than very fresh in this location in the month of december. Plan to cover you well! With 6in over 12 days, rainfall can happen for your stay. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.

December
Average temperature 45°F
Highest temperature 49°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 52°F
Rainfall 6in
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(37%)
Humidity 91%
Daily sunshine hours 6
Cloud cover 63%
Length of day 07:33
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Galway in december

Climate in Belmullet in december

In december, maximum temperature is 50°F and minimum temperature is 49°F (for an average temperature of 50°F). The climate is rather fresh in that area in this month, but it is livable when dressing warm. With 9.2in over 15 days, you risk getting wet slightly for your vacations. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.
With a bad weather, the month of december is not recommended month to go in this city in Ireland.

December
Average temperature 50°F
Highest temperature 50°F
Lowest temperature 49°F
Sea temperature 52°F
Rainfall 9.2in
Number of days with rainfall 15 day(s)
(48%)
Humidity 82%
Daily sunshine hours 6
Cloud cover 66%
Length of day 07:22
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Belmullet in december

Climate in Connemara National Park in december

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Connemara National Park is 45°F (maximum temperature is 47°F and minimum temperature is 43°F). The climate is quite more than very fresh in this location in december. Do not forget to cover yourself! With 5.2in over 8 days, rain may occur for your holidays. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.

December
Average temperature 45°F
Highest temperature 47°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 52°F
Rainfall 5.2in
Number of days with rainfall 8 day(s)
(27%)
Humidity 88%
Daily sunshine hours 6
Cloud cover 67%
Length of day 07:29
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Connemara National Park in december


All cities in Ireland in december

Dublin in decemberbad weather
Cork in decemberbad weather
Galway in decemberbad weather
Belmullet in decemberbad weather
Connemara National Park in decembervery bad weather
Dingle in decemberbad weather
Dundalk in decembervery bad weather
Dungloe in decembervery bad weather
Kilkenny in decembervery bad weather
Killybegs in decembervery bad weather
Letterkenny in decembervery bad weather
Limerick in decembervery bad weather
Achill Island in decemberbad weather
Aran Islands in decemberbad weather
Ardmore in decemberbad weather
Ballycastle in decemberbad weather
Birr in decembervery bad weather
Bundoran in decembervery bad weather
Burren National Park in decemberbad weather
Cashel in decembervery bad weather
Castletownbere in decemberbad weather
Dalkey Island in decemberbad weather
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Weather data for Ireland in december:

Weather data for Ireland in december is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Ireland. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Ireland can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time to go to Ireland.


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