Ireland in may: average weather and climate, where to go?

How are weather conditions in Ireland in may? Is it the best time to go to Galway and Limerick? Check this with weather averages and our opinion here.

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Weather in Ireland in may 2019

Below, you have access to the weather forecast for the month of may for most popular cities in Ireland. These datas are probabilities for may from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the possibility of having the weather indicated.

Average weather in may in Dublin

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
30% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times19%

Cloudy16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
32% of time

Clear/Sunny22%

Partly Cloudy20%

Cloudy19%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
35% of time

Clear/Sunny23%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy14%

More information about the weather in Dublin in may

Average weather in may in Cork

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
25% of time

Clear/Sunny18%

Cloudy17%

Moderate rain at times17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Cloudy14%

Partly Cloudy13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy15%

Cloudy15%

More information about the weather in Cork in may

Average weather in may in Galway

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
26% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Partly Cloudy16%

Cloudy16%

Clear/Sunny13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
42% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny18%

Cloudy12%

More information about the weather in Galway in may

Average weather in may in Birr

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

FogFog
26% of time

Cloudy18%

Partly Cloudy17%

Moderate rain at times15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
52% of time

Cloudy14%

Heavy rain13%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
53% of time

Clear/Sunny15%

Heavy rain13%

Partly Cloudy11%

More information about the weather in Birr in may

Average weather in may in Cashel

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

FogFog
32% of time

Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times14%

Partly Cloudy13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
53% of time

Cloudy14%

Heavy rain13%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
53% of time

Clear/Sunny13%

Cloudy13%

Heavy rain12%

More information about the weather in Cashel in may

Average weather in may in Donegal

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
25% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy19%

Clear/Sunny15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
51% of time

Clear/Sunny15%

Partly Cloudy14%

Heavy rain12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
52% of time

Clear/Sunny17%

Partly Cloudy13%

Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Donegal in may

Average weather in may in Kilkenny

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

FogFog
28% of time

Cloudy17%

Partly Cloudy16%

Heavy rain15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Heavy rain14%

Clear/Sunny14%

Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
52% of time

Clear/Sunny16%

Heavy rain13%

Partly Cloudy11%

More information about the weather in Kilkenny in may

Average weather in may in Killarney

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

FogFog
25% of time

Moderate rain at times21%

Cloudy19%

Heavy rain13%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Cloudy15%

Heavy rain15%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
43% of time

Heavy rain18%

Partly Cloudy14%

Clear/Sunny14%

More information about the weather in Killarney in may

Average weather in may in Limerick

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

FogFog
29% of time

Cloudy17%

Partly Cloudy15%

Moderate rain at times15%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 15°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
55% of time

Cloudy14%

Clear/Sunny12%

Partly Cloudy11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
54% of time

Clear/Sunny14%

Cloudy13%

Heavy rain10%

More information about the weather in Limerick in may

Average weather in may in Malin Head

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
25% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Cloudy20%

Clear/Sunny18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 12°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
40% of time

Clear/Sunny24%

Partly Cloudy16%

Heavy rain12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 12°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
38% of time

Clear/Sunny24%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy12%

More information about the weather in Malin Head in may

Average weather in may in Rosslare

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 10°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
28% of time

Clear/Sunny25%

Cloudy20%

Moderate rain at times17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
28% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Clear/Sunny25%

Cloudy14%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Moderate rain at times25%

Partly Cloudy24%

Cloudy16%

More information about the weather in Rosslare in may

Average weather in may in Shannon

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

FogFog
22% of time

Partly Cloudy21%

Cloudy17%

Moderate rain at times17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 15°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Cloudy17%

Clear/Sunny14%

Heavy rain11%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
54% of time

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy12%

Cloudy11%

More information about the weather in Shannon in may

Average weather in may in Valentia

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 11°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
35% of time

Cloudy18%

Clear/Sunny18%

Partly Cloudy18%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
31% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Clear/Sunny20%

Cloudy18%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
28% of time

Partly Cloudy23%

Clear/Sunny22%

Cloudy17%

More information about the weather in Valentia in may

Average weather in may in Arklow

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
28% of time

Partly Cloudy26%

Cloudy18%

Moderate rain at times17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
27% of time

Clear/Sunny25%

Partly Cloudy23%

Cloudy19%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
30% of time

Clear/Sunny27%

Partly Cloudy20%

Cloudy13%

More information about the weather in Arklow in may

Average weather in may in Athlone

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

FogFog
22% of time

Moderate rain at times20%

Cloudy17%

Partly Cloudy16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
53% of time

Cloudy13%

Heavy rain12%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
53% of time

Clear/Sunny15%

Cloudy13%

Partly Cloudy12%

More information about the weather in Athlone in may

Average weather in may in Balbriggan

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Partly Cloudy25%

Moderate rain at times19%

Cloudy16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Clear/Sunny22%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy19%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Clear/Sunny23%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy14%

More information about the weather in Balbriggan in may

Average weather in may in Ballaghaderreen

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
20% of time

Partly Cloudy18%

Fog18%

Cloudy17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
55% of time

Heavy rain13%

Cloudy13%

Clear/Sunny12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
56% of time

Clear/Sunny13%

Cloudy12%

Partly Cloudy11%

More information about the weather in Ballaghaderreen in may

Average weather in may in Ballina

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
20% of time

Cloudy20%

Partly Cloudy19%

Clear/Sunny17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Clear/Sunny14%

Partly Cloudy13%

Cloudy13%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Cloudy15%

Clear/Sunny14%

More information about the weather in Ballina in may

Average weather in may in Ballinrobe

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 9°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
20% of time

Cloudy20%

Partly Cloudy19%

Clear/Sunny17%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
50% of time

Clear/Sunny14%

Partly Cloudy13%

Heavy rain12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
48% of time

Partly Cloudy17%

Cloudy15%

Clear/Sunny14%

More information about the weather in Ballinrobe in may

Average weather in may in Ballybofey

Weather at 7am

Temperature: 8°C

FogFog
21% of time

Moderate rain at times20%

Partly Cloudy19%

Cloudy16%

Weather at 1pm

Temperature: 14°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
51% of time

Clear/Sunny15%

Heavy rain12%

Partly Cloudy12%

Weather at 7pm

Temperature: 13°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
56% of time

Clear/Sunny16%

Partly Cloudy12%

Cloudy10%

More information about the weather in Ballybofey in may

Weather details in may

Rainfall increases in both frequency and intensity during the month of May. Despite the rise in temperatures, the climatic conditions of all the localities remain barely favorable. However, compared to the previous month - the climate throughout May in Ireland is slowly improving.

May in Malin Head and Northern Ireland

If visiting the north, expect to have showers that can occur at any time. However, as they last only a few hours - this provides time to enjoy the cloud thinnings to discover the region in all its splendor.

May in Birr and central Ireland

Misty, cold and wet, the days are disadvantaged by a weather in Ireland throughout May that is somewhat capricious. If travelling to Birr, wear both waterproof and warm clothing that can provide a comfortable fit.

May in Dublin and the East Coast of Ireland

The rise in temperatures in the middle of the day will allow to feel a little freshness and especially that with the cloud thinnings, it is possible to have a beautiful sunshine. However, due to the abundance of precipitation, prepare to have showers at the end of the day.

May in Valentia and the South-west Coast of Ireland

Weather conditions in Valentia are characterized by the presence of showers. Even if the temperatures are rising slightly, the freshness is still present.




Where to go in Ireland in may?

Where to go in Ireland in may: destination map

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warning in may the weather varied depending on the city and regions of the country.

That month is not the best month to visit Ireland. The weather in Shannon, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, Dublin and Cork is quite correct. The sun is not there all the time and you may be faced the rain frequently. However, if you don't plan a beach and relaxation travel in Ireland but rather discovery of heritage or a trek, this climate may be enough. In addition, there are surely fewer tourists at this time.

But it gets worse: in Birr, Valentia, Cashel, Rosslare, Malin Head, Killarney and Donegal and surrounding areas where the climate is even worse. We really do not recommend you to travel to these areas this month.


Climate in Ireland in may

Climate in Dublin in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 14°C and minimum temperature is 9°C (for an average temperature of 12°C). The climate is fairly cold around this city in the month of may, but it is livable by dressing hot. With 80mm over 15 days, you will experience some showers throughout your stay. But this is reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With proper weather, may is okay (but not the best month) for traveling in that area.

May
Average temperature 12°C
Highest temperature 14°C
Lowest temperature 9°C
Sea temperature 10.5°C
Rainfall 80mm
Number of days with rainfall 15 day(s)
(48%)
Humidity 91%
Cloud cover 52%
Length of day 15:53
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Dublin in May

Climate in Cork in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 14°C and minimum temperature is 9°C (for an average temperature of 12°C). The climate is quite cool in this location in this month, but it is tolerable by dressing cosy. With 94mm over 17 days, rain may occur for your vacations. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With a correct climate, the month of may is okay (but not good month) for traveling in Cork.

May
Average temperature 12°C
Highest temperature 14°C
Lowest temperature 9°C
Sea temperature 11.8°C
Rainfall 94mm
Number of days with rainfall 17 day(s)
(54%)
Humidity 93%
Cloud cover 58%
Length of day 15:40
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Climate in Galway in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 15°C and minimum temperature is 9°C (for an average temperature of 12°C). The climate is rather fresh around this city in the month of may, but it is tolerable by dressing hot. With 107mm over 19 days, you will experience some showers for your stay. But this is pretty moderate and it will not be continuous.
With proper weather, the month of may is okay (but not good month) for traveling in this locality.

May
Average temperature 12°C
Highest temperature 15°C
Lowest temperature 9°C
Sea temperature 11.5°C
Rainfall 107mm
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(62%)
Humidity 92%
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 15:53
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable

more information about the climate in Galway in May

Climate in Birr in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 15°C and minimum temperature is 8°C (for an average temperature of 12°C). The climate is quite fresh in this location in may, but it is bearable when dressing cosy. With 103mm over 19 days, rain may occur throughout your journey. But this is moderate and it will not be continuous.
With an unfavorable weather, may is not the best time to go there.

May
Average temperature 12°C
Highest temperature 15°C
Lowest temperature 8°C
Rainfall 103mm
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(62%)
Humidity 95%
Cloud cover 66%
Length of day 15:51
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad

more information about the climate in Birr in May

Climate in Cashel in May

In the month of may, maximum temperature is 15°C and minimum temperature is 8°C (for an average temperature of 11°C). The climate is rather fresh in this location in may, but it is bearable when dressing cosy. With 99mm over 19 days, rainfall can happen for your vacations. But this is rather reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With an unfavorable weather, may is not recommended month to go in this locality.

May
Average temperature 11°C
Highest temperature 15°C
Lowest temperature 8°C
Rainfall 99mm
Number of days with rainfall 19 day(s)
(62%)
Humidity 96%
Cloud cover 68%
Length of day 15:45
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad

more information about the climate in Cashel in May

Weather data for Ireland in may:

Weather data for Ireland in may 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 of year to visit Ireland.


All cities in Ireland in may

Dublin in maytolerable weather
Cork in maytolerable weather
Galway in maytolerable weather
Birr in maybad weather
Cashel in maybad weather
Donegal in maytolerable weather
Kilkenny in maytolerable weather
Killarney in maybad weather
Limerick in maytolerable weather
Malin Head in maybad weather
Rosslare in maytolerable weather
Shannon in maytolerable weather
Valentia in maytolerable weather
Arklow in maytolerable weather
Athlone in maytolerable weather
Balbriggan in maytolerable weather
Ballaghaderreen in maytolerable weather
Ballina in maytolerable weather
Ballinrobe in maytolerable weather
Ballybofey in maytolerable weather

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