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    Ireland

    Galway weather and climate

    Ireland

    Galway weather and climate

     

    Day

    11 °C

     

    Night

    4 °C

     

    Sea

    8 °C

     

    Precipitation

    84 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    16 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    3 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    84 %

     

    Day

    11 °C

     

    Night

    4 °C

     

    Sea

    8 °C

     

    Precipitation

    84 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    16 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    3 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    84 %

    Overview: Galway
    The city of Galway, located in Ireland, experiences a generally temperate climate. A range of temperatures can be measured throughout the year, with daytime temperatures averaging from about 8.90 degrees Celsius during the colder months to nearly 19.30 degrees Celsius during the peak of summer. Nighttime temperatures also vary, having lows around 2.90 degrees Celsius in the winter and reaching up to 12.40 degrees Celsius during the summer nights. The patterning of precipitation reveals that June is typically the driest month, averaging around 13.71 days with rainfall, while January stands as the month with the most frequent rainfall, averaging around 18.75 rainy days.

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    Last week's weather in Galway

    Average daily temperature during the week of 12 February 2024 - 18 February 2024 was 11 °C (52 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 8 °C (46 °F). The current temperatures are roughly same as the long-term average for Galway, with the daily and nighttime temperatures being 9 °C (48 °F) and 3 °C (37 °F), respectively. Tuesday marked the hottest day of the week. In the beginning, Monday was coldest day of the week. On average, the temperatures during various times of day (in local time) were recorded as: 7am 9 °C (48 °F), 10am 10 °C (50 °F), 1pm 10 °C (50 °F), 4pm 9 °C (48 °F), 7pm 9 °C (48 °F), 10pm 9 °C (48 °F).

    During this week: 3 days without rain, 2 days with light rain and 2 days with moderate rain were observed. The total precipitation for the week in Galway was 27 mm (1.06 in), which is slightly above the area's average of 19 mm (0.75 in). During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there was 91 % cloud coverage on average.

    Average speed of wind was 5.5 m/s. Prevailing wind direction(s) was South-West. The atmosferic pressure ranged from 998 hpa to 1029 hpa. The average air humidity was 90 % in Galway.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 1 hour partially overcast skies, 8.5 hours overcast skies and 1 hour rainy weather. At 07:55, on average, the sun rose, and at 17:45, the sun set.

    Weather overview for Galway

    Weather overview

    The city of Galway, located in Ireland, experiences a generally temperate climate. A range of temperatures can be measured throughout the year, with daytime temperatures averaging from about 8.90 degrees Celsius during the colder months to nearly 19.30 degrees Celsius during the peak of summer. Nighttime temperatures also vary, having lows around 2.90 degrees Celsius in the winter and reaching up to 12.40 degrees Celsius during the summer nights. The patterning of precipitation reveals that June is typically the driest month, averaging around 13.71 days with rainfall, while January stands as the month with the most frequent rainfall, averaging around 18.75 rainy days.

    January weather

    The day's lowest temperature is evident in Galway with an average of 8.90 degrees, and the plummeting night temperature is noteworthy at an average of 3.00 degrees. The wet season looms on the horizon, marking the peak in rainy days at 18.75 and the notable wind speed climax at 5.60 m/s.

    February weather

    In Galway, the chilling night temperature reaches its lowest point at an average of 2.90 degrees. A slight reduction in rainfall becomes apparent, with fewer days of precipitation recorded. Simultaneously, the duration of sunshine begins to expand to an average of 2.22 hours.

    March weather

    A cosy increase in night temperature is noticeable in Galway, with an average of 4.10 degrees, complemented by a rise in daytime warmth as well. The trend of longer sunlit hours persists, amounting to an average of 3.07 hours.

    April weather

    The ascent in Galway's temperatures continues, with the day at a pleasant average of 13.10 degrees and the night following suit at 5.20 degrees. The beginning of a decline in rainy days is discernible, averaging about 13.96 days, while the monthly rainfall dips to its lowest at 67.19 mm. Further, the progress of increasing sunlit hours manifests, reaching an average of 4.66 hours.

    May weather

    May in Galway witnesses a continuation of rising temperatures during both day and night, averaging 15.80 degrees and 7.70 degrees respectively. The trend of increasing rainfall becomes evident as the monthly precipitation reaches 77.58 mm. The peak of sunlit hours is reached with an average of 5.39 hours, and the lowest humidity of the year can be observed at 79.80 percent.

    June weather

    June marks the onset of tourist season in Galway as temperatures rise agreeably, averaging 17.90 degrees during the day and 10.30 degrees at night. Rainfall is at a yearly minimum with only around 13.71 days of rain, and the wind speed reaches its yearly lowest at an average of 4.40 m/s.

    July weather

    With the intensifying tourist season in July, Galway experiences a continued rise in temperatures, with the day reaching a cozy average of 19.2 degrees and the night peaking at an average of 12.4 degrees. A slight uptick in rainy days begins to manifest, averaging around 14.68 days, while the number of sunlit hours starts to decrease, averaging about 4.13 hours.

    August weather

    August witnesses tourist activities at their peak in Galway, with the daytime temperature reaching its yearly maximum. An upward trend in the number of rainy days can be observed, registering an average of 16.50 days, while rainfall itself starts to increase, averaging 98.30 mm.

    September weather

    With the start of autumn in September, there's a noticeable decrease in the day temperature in Galway, averaging 17.40 degrees, accompanied by the onset of cooler nights averaging 10.40 degrees. There is also a gradual reduction in the number of rainy days, averaging around 15.56 days, and the waning of sunlit hours is evident, with an average of 3.35 hours.

    October weather

    The onset of the wet season is palpable in Galway during October; a continuous decline in day temperatures is recorded, averaging 14.10 degrees, and night temperatures follow a similar trend, averaging 7.80 degrees. The maximum rainfall for the year is observable at an average of 125.25 mm, along with a diminution in sunlit hours, averaging 2.49 hours.

    November weather

    Continuing with the wet season, November in Galway brings a persistent decrease in temperatures, averaging 11.00 degrees during the day and 5.30 degrees at night. There's a slight reduction in rainfall with the start of a descending trend. The dwindling number of sunlit hours remains consistent, averaging 1.82 hours.

    December weather

    The year's end in Galway is marked by further reduction in both day and night temperatures, averaging 9.00 degrees and 3.60 degrees respectively. The wet season persists, while the least amount of sunshine is recorded throughout the year, averaging a meager 1.21 hours. Humidity waves its peak level in December.

    FAQs

    What is the typical number of rainy days in Galway during January?

    On average, January in Galway is characterized by around 18.75 days with rainfall.

    How does the night temperature in Galway change in February?

    The night temperature in Galway reaches its yearly minimum in February, with an average low of 2.90 degrees.

    How much do nighttime temperatures rise in Galway during March?

    In March, the nighttime temperatures in Galway experience a rise to an average of 4.10 degrees.

    What is the average number of rainy days in Galway in April?

    Galway averages approximately 13.96 rainy days in the month of April.

    What are the day and night temperatures like in Galway during May?

    The typical temperatures in Galway during May are around an average high of 15.80 degrees during the day and a comfortable average low of 7.70 degrees at night.

    What is the wettest month and the driest month in Galway?

    The driest month in Galway is June with approximately 13.71 rainy days, while the wettest month is January with nearly 18.75 days of rain.

    How do the temperatures and rainy days in Galway during July compare?

    The average daytime temperature in Galway during July hits a pleasant 19.2 degrees, while rainy days make a slight increase to an average of 14.68 days.

    What is the tendency in terms of precipitation during August in Galway?

    August in Galway shows an uptick in rainfall, averaging around 16.50 rainy days, though it does not signify a wet season.

    How does the weather transition in Galway during September?

    September marks the transition toward cooler weather in Galway, with daytime temperatures averaging around 17.40 degrees and a decline in the frequency of rainy days.

    How does the rainfall in Galway in October compare to the rest of the year?

    October in Galway is marked by the highest average rainfall of the year at 125.25 mm, showing a notable increase from previous months.

    What weather patterns are typical for Galway in November?

    November's typical weather pattern in Galway is characterized by a gradual decrease in temperature and a marginal reduction in rainfall.

    How do December temperatures in Galway compare to other winter months?

    December sees further cooling compared to other winter months, with the day temperature averaging around 9.00 degrees and the night at 3.60 degrees.

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