Dublin Weather January Averages, Ireland

    Dublin Weather for January 2023

    What's the weather like in Dublin in January


    January in Dublin is considered to be one of the coldest months, with average temperatures ranging between highs of 7 degrees Celsius and lows of 3 degrees Celsius.

    The average temperature in the winter month of January averages to about 5 degrees Celsius in Dublin. 

    Humidity & Rainfall

    The city of Dublin experiences about 70 mm of rainfall over a period of about 24 rainfall days, with the region experiencing essentially constant cloud cover for about 65 per cent of the time.

    The clearest day of the month of January is estimated as the 17thof the month, while the cloudiest time of the year occurs on January 27th

    Sunshine Hours                     

    The city of Dublin experiences an average of 1.6 sunshine hours during this time of the month.

    Over the course of January in Dublin, the length of the day is estimated to be rapidly increasing and from the start to the end of the month, the length of the day is said to increase by about 1 hour, 18 minutes on an average.

    Sea Temperature                        

    The average surface water temperature in Dublin is found to be gradually decreasing during the month of January, falling by about 2 degrees Fahrenheit, from 49 degrees Fahrenheit to 47 degrees Fahrenheit, over the course of the month.

    The average sea temperature in the city of Dublin averages to about 10 degrees Celsius or 49 degrees Fahrenheit.


    The average hourly wind speed in Dublin is found to be gradually decreasing during the month of January, decreasing from an approximate 17.2 miles per hour to 16.3 miles per hour over the course of the month.

    On record, January 3rdis noted to be the windiest day of the year, with a daily average wind speed at about 17.2 miles per hour. 

    Dress Code

    While warm clothes are an obvious choice during a vacation in the winter months of Dublin, we would recommend that you pack tall or mid-calf winter boots, or shoes with a warm, inner lining, a warm hat, ear muffs, thick scarves and gloves too.

    Click here for Dublin's weather forecast for the next 14 days. Also, to get an idea of annual weather averages for Dublin, follow this link.

    Dublin Hotels in January

    The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

    The Shelbourne Dublin is a stately 1842 hotel that overlooks the St Stephen's Green, and has an ornate facade. The posh hotel is a 5-minute walk from the National Gallery of Ireland and 9 minutes from Trinity College. Featuring posh rooms with classical styling, elegant fabrics, pillow-top mattresses, and marble bathrooms, the rooms also offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, iPad/iPhone docks, tea and coffeemaking facilities. The suites on offer add lavish living and dining areas, while the hotel's other amenities include a chic spa, 2 fine-dining restaurants, a plush lounge for afternoon tea and supper, and valet parking.

    Jacobs Inn

    Jacobs Inn is a mid-ranged accommodation located within a distance of 100 metres of the main city bus terminal and a Luas light rail stop. This vibrant hostel is located at an 8-minute walk from the city's main thoroughfare, a 13-minute walk from the Temple Bar nightlife precinct and at a distance of 1.7 km from 3Arena. The hotel offers mixed or single-sex dorms featuring simple, modern decor with wooden floors, en suite bathrooms, and private rooms featuring flat-screen TVs, in-room safes, wardrobes, and free Wi-Fi. The freebies on offer at the Jacobs Inn include continental breakfast, daily walking tours, movie nights, tea and coffee making facilities, a full guest kitchen, a TV lounge, a game room and a rooftop terrace.

    Abbey Court Hostel               

    If you are looking for an affordable, decent accommodation facility at a great location in the city, consider having a look at the Abbey Court Hostel. This decent accommodation facility is located just off the city's main street, in a colourful townhouse on the River Liffey's waterfront promenade. This simple hostel is a 3-minute walk from Luas light rail, a 2-minute walk from Temple Bar nightlife precinct and a 6-minute walk from Trinity College. The hostel offers basic mixed or female-only dorms, private rooms and apartments with en suite bathrooms provided in most dorms and private rooms. With free Wi-Fi offered in all levels of accommodation, the hotel's modest 1-bedroom apartments have full kitchens, living areas and TVs, and the amenities on offer are free breakfast, a guest kitchen, a TV lounge and laundry facilities.

    Dublin Central Inn

    The Dublin Central Inn is another mid-ranged, relaxed accommodation facility located at a distance of 3 km from the iconic Dublin Castle and around 4 km from the Guinness Brewery. The hotel features compact, modern rooms featuring en suite bathrooms offering facilities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making equipment, continental or full Irish breakfast served in an airy dining room (offered at an additional cost). The other amenities on offer include a laid-back guest lounge, an outdoor terrace with seating and lifts to all floors.

    Bars and Restaurants

    Dax Restaurant

    Feel like splurging on a special dinner at a lovely Gregorian restaurant? The Dax Restaurant is a nice fine-dining option in the city of Dublin offering beautiful Gregorian rooms, crisp white table cloths, gourmet dining and a lovely collection of French wines. Often mentioned on par with other Michelin star restaurants, this restaurant is the preferred option for a special night out. With the restaurant offering an impeccable service, the Chef and staff here take great pains in accommodating every single request their guest has.

    Chapter One Restaurant

    Chapter One Restaurant is another lovely option for a fine dining fare, offering an international menu and some brilliant Irish coffee. With a perfectly attentive (and never overbearing) service by the restaurant's wait staff, every course that is served here is flavourful and delicately balanced. The Chapter One restaurant serves some brilliant dishes high both in terms of quality and quantity, making it one of Dublin's most favourite restaurants for the tourists as well as locals alike.

    Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud             

    Another classy option to consider while planning for a special night out with family and friends is the Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. This restaurant serves impeccably prepared and presented French fine dining and wine list in a refined townhouse setting, and the food served is delicious and beautiful. With such exemplary service and exquisite food, we assure you that if you choose the Patrick Guilbaud restaurant to pamper your senses, you will definitely have one of the best dining experiences of your lifetime.

    Cafe Restaurant RIBA

    If you are looking for a casual restaurant for a great night with friends and family, do consider the famous Cafe Restaurant RIBA. With every dish bursting with freshness and unique flavour, this is a fantastic restaurant that offers great service. The atmosphere at the Cafe Restaurant RIBA is warm, welcoming and casual, while the wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. In addition to dinner, this place makes a great brunch out option as well. The restaurant uses quality ingredients that assure a great value for money. 

    Things to do in Dublin in January

    Trinity College                                  

    If you are in the city of Dublin, one must-see destination here is the iconic Trinity College. This historic campus is Ireland's oldest university and one established in 1592. Housing some very beautiful college grounds and impressively spectacular architecture, the Trinity College is home to the famous "Book of Kells", at the university's iconic and one of the world's most beautiful libraries. To have a full experience here, make sure you book the student led tour to the Book of Kells and the wonderful library. Also, the college student led tours are funny, engaging, informative and very easy to understand.

    Samuel Beckett Bridge

     The Samuel Beckett Bridge is another great destination to cover on a trip to Dublin, and offers a lovely view of the city. The aesthetically pleasing bridge has a magnificent architectural structure that spans the river Liffey, and its design is definitely one of the most beautiful you have ever seen. The Samuel Beckett Bridge looks especially beautiful at night, and is truly a wonderful engineering marvel. Make sure you get a camera along on your visit to the Samuel Beckett Bridge, as the bridge offers some beautiful shots worth clicking.

    St. Paul's Church 

    The St. Paul's church is a lovely church from the mid-1830s that has been faithfully serving new congregations since time immemorial. This beautiful church features a beautiful and ever pleasing symmetry, four Ionic columns, a spacious portico, a tower and a trio of holy figures behind the pediment that were added in subsequent years. The church has marvellous interiors, a splendid vista along the nave and an attractively decorative pair of iconic columns behind the altar. Some other beautiful features of this church is the ornate curved ceiling with a restful pattern, stained glass windows letting in iridescent light and an organ placed on a high at the rear.

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