Located in a valley of some of Ireland’s highest mountains;
Killarney features a temperate climate with mild summers and cool winters. Similar
to the remainder of Ireland
and due exclusively to the moderate climate and everlasting rainfall, all
regions consist of remarkable luxuriant landscape which has also given the
country the name of the Emerald Isle. Consequently, Killarney always looks
gorgeous in the rain and in case of an unexpected shower it’s almost certain
that there will always a pub open nearby to duck into.
Because of the influence of mild south-westerly trade winds
and the nearby Gulf Stream, the typical
climate of Killarney is rather cool and damp for the majority of the year. The
overall climate is primarily subjugated by the prevailing warm, humid winds
bypassing the town from the Atlantic Ocean,
creating a year round temperature that is never too cold, but never too hot.
Spring in Killarney is a very mild and also quiet time of
the year. As summer can at times get overly crowded and busy, spring is an
ideal time to vacation. With climates ranging between 9ºC to 13ºC, often
peaking at 15ºC towards the middle of May and precipitation levels dropping
excessively prior to the winter, spring is almost certainly the best time to
holiday to Killarney.
The summer months, which typically start in May and conclude
in the middle of September, are the warmest and driest months of all. Even
though the area and some attractions (that are only open during the summertime)
can get quite crowded throughout July and August, temperatures are at their
highest and it is still a very pleasing time to holiday to Killarney. If you do
choose to holiday to Killarney during July and August, you can expect plausibly
warm weather, days with extensive hours of sunlight and a vigorous menu of
outdoor festivals. Average temperatures will generally sit around 17ºC,
commonly reaching above 20ºC. Similar to many regions throughout Europe, summertime is peak season presenting some
disputes if you want a little isolation.
A lot like spring, autumn is also a very enjoyable time to
visit Killarney. Temperatures still pleasant and the busy crowds of summer have
died down a great deal. October and November however, are the town’s wettest
months with average precipitation levels sitting between 120mm to 135mm.
The winter months of Killarney are characterised by short,
damp, misty days and long nights. But climate will rarely fall below freezing
as a result of the moderating Gulf Stream winds that are always present
throughout the west coast of Ireland.
Winter can also be a magical time of the year, as the surrounding scenery is
almost a florescent green becoming very picturesque.