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30 Oct

Local Time: 16:58 GMT UK Time: 16:58 GMT
SE 4mph
  • Sunrise 07:28
  • Sunset 17:09
  • Moonrise 13:28
  • Moonset 23:08
Temp feels like: 61°F (16°C)
Length of Day: 7h 43m
Humidity: 88 %
Dew Point: 57°F (14°C)
Pressure: 29.74 " (1007 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)

Average for October: 52°F (11°C)

  • Flag of IrelandMira 57°F (14°C) 11 miles 18 km
  • Flag of IrelandBallinrobe 59°F (15°C) 25 miles 40 km
  • Flag of IrelandLahinch 59°F (15°C) 27 miles 44 km
  • Flag of IrelandLeenane 57°F (14°C) 35 miles 56 km
  • Flag of IrelandShannon 61°F (16°C) 40 miles 65 km
  • Flag of IrelandClifden 57°F (14°C) 44 miles 70 km
  • Flag of IrelandConnaught 57°F (14°C) 44 miles 71 km
  • Flag of IrelandLimerick 61°F (16°C) 46 miles 73 km
  • Flag of IrelandTang 57°F (14°C) 54 miles 87 km
  • Flag of IrelandErry 61°F (16°C) 58 miles 93 km
  • Flag of IrelandAchill 57°F (14°C) 58 miles 93 km
  • Flag of IrelandLeyny 57°F (14°C) 64 miles 102 km
  • Flag of IrelandSligo 59°F (15°C) 72 miles 116 km
  • Flag of IrelandDublin 61°F (16°C) 78 miles 126 km
  • Flag of IrelandFore 59°F (15°C) 79 miles 127 km
  • Flag of IrelandKilkenny 61°F (16°C) 84 miles 135 km
  • Flag of IrelandKillarney 57°F (14°C) 87 miles 140 km
  • Flag of IrelandBundoran 57°F (14°C) 88 miles 142 km
  • Flag of IrelandRossnowlagh Upper 57°F (14°C) 94 miles 151 km
  • Flag of IrelandDingle 61°F (16°C) 94 miles 152 km
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Weather Overview for Galway

Galway is a city in the west of Ireland. It has four distinct seasons with no particular extremes of weather. Rainfall is not too heavy throughout the year and with only a few rainy days in any particular month. Galway is an ideal holiday destination for family holidays and breaks and provides its visitors with much to do.


Summer weather in Galway is fairly warm and pleasant with an average high temperature of 17°C in June and 19°C in July and August, making summer the warmest season of the year in Galway. If the weather is hot enough (and if visitors are brave enough!) there are surfing opportunities available, whether it is attending beginner or advanced lessons.

The average low temperatures for Galway in summer can be rather cool at 9°C in June and 11°C in July and August. Summer is quite a dry time of year in Galway with only 9 days of precipitation at 72mm in June, 10 precipitation days at 70mm of rain in July and 91mm of rainfall over 10 days in August.


Autumn is a colourful time of year in Galway when the leaves change colour and drop from the trees… the temperature drops too with average lows of 9°C in September, 6°C in October and a chilly 4°C in November. The average low temperatures for autumn are 17°C in September, 13°C in October and 10°C in November.

Autumn has more rain than summer in Galway with just 86mm of rain over 8 days in September and 110mm of rain over 10 days of precipitation in November. October is the wettest month in autumn which typically sees 130mm of rainfall over 10 average rainy days, so it’s recommended that visitors check the weather forecast and come prepared for moisture by bringing an umbrella and waterproof clothing.


Winter is typically the coldest season in Galway but temperatures tend to be above freezing with an average low of 2°C in December and February and a slightly warmer 3°C in January. The average high temperatures for winter are not overly warm at only 8°C from December to January and 9°C in February.

December is the wettest month of the year in Galway, receiving 131mm of rainfall over 10 days of precipitation. February also has 10 days of precipitation, but with a lesser 112mm of rainfall altogether. January has more rainy days (at 12 days of some rain) but with only 124mm of rain. Even on wet days, there are still things to do in Galway like visiting its shops and museums or relaxing in one of Galway’s spas.


Spring is when the weather begins to brighten up once more with an average high temperature of 10°C in March, 12°C in April and 16°C in May. The spring climate can still be rather cool at 3°C in March, 4°C in April and 7°C in May.

Normally, around 113mm of rain falls down on Galway over 12 days of precipitation in March. May is a drier time of year in Galway with only 71mm of rain over 8 days of precipitation. There is no such thing as April without some April showers in Ireland and Galway is no exception, with around 80mm of rainfall over 9 precipitation days.

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