Dublin Weather May Averages, Ireland

    • Temperature Temperature 11°C 52°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature 15°C 59°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature 7°C 45°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6.3 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 50 mm
    • Rainfall Days Rainfall Days 20 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 10.4°C 51°F

    Dublin Weather for May 2023

    What's the weather like in Dublin in May


    With the city of Dublin experiencing the peak of Spring, the city finally warms up some more.

    The average temperature for the month of May is recorded to be about 11 degrees Celsius with temperatures ranging between highs and lows of 15 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees Celsius respectively.

    Humidity & Rain

    The city sees some rainfall during this time of the year and the average estimated rainfall is about 50 mm over a period of 20 rainfall days.

    During the month of MayDublin experiences essentially constant cloud cover with the sky being overcast or mostly cloudy about 53 per cent of the time throughout the month.

    Sunshine Hours

    Over the course of the month of May, the city of Dublin experiences about 6.3 hours of sunshine on an average.

    In the month of May in Dublin, the length of the day rapidly increases, and the city records an average increase of 1 hour, 34 minutes from the start to the end of the month. 

    Sea Temperature

    The average sea temperature over the course of the month in the city of Dublin is recorded to be an estimated 10 degree Celsius or 51 degrees Fahrenheit.


    The average hourly wind speed in the city of Dublin decreases during May, from about 12.3 miles per hour to 11.2 miles per hour over the course of the entire month.

    The hourly average wind direction in Dublin in the month of May is predominantly from the south, with a estimated peak proportion of 30 per cent on May 29th.

    Dress Code

    Though the weather is considerably warmer than earlier, you'd still need to carry warm wear during your exploratory travels outdoors.

    The weather can get considerably chilly at night, thus make sure you have a warm winter jacket and other warming accessories to compliment and match the weather conditions outside.

    Some essential rain gear is recommended too for the occasional shower.

    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 May

    Fitzsimons Hotel Temple Bar

    The Fitzsimons Hotel Temple Bar is a great mid-ranged accommodation facility located in Temple Bar, a block from the River Liffey, this lively nightclub with rooms is within 5 minutes' walk of restaurants, a bus station and Dublin Castle. Its rooms are have a relaxed vibe and feature en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, river views and balconies overlooking Temple Bar. With the attached restaurant serving a full Irish breakfast and dining options, the restaurant also serves European fare, and the 5-floor nightclub has live music, Irish dancing, 4 bars, and a rooftop bar.

    Cassidy's Hotel

    The Cassidy's Hotel is an upscale choice of accommodation located opposite the historic Gate Theatre, in 3 Georgian buildings, 2 miles from the Guinness Storehouse brewery experience and a mile from Dublin Castle. This polished, family-run hotel has warm, traditionally styled rooms with features such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee-making equipment, and access to a rooftop terrace. The hotel also offers a warm bar/bistro that offers international fare and local produce, as well as leather seating and mahogany wood panelling and amenities such as a gym and conference facilities.

    Schoolhouse Hotel

    If you want a blend of affordability with a splash of luxury, visit the Schoolhouse Hotel for a couple of nights. This quaint hotel in a 19th-century Victorian school is located at an 11-minute walk from the Merrion Square and a 14-minute walk from the Natural History Museum and Aviva Stadium. With the hotel's individually designed traditional yet stylish rooms offering features like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment, the amenities provided are a warm, intimate restaurant with exposed beams and period details, a lively bar featuring a vaulted ceiling and outdoor seating as well as free parking.

    Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel

    Oliver St. John Gogarty's Hostel is set above a storied Irish pub in the city centre's Temple Bar nightlife district, and is within a distance of 300 metres of the National Wax Museum and Trinity College, and a 6-minute walk from Luas light rail. This casual hostel offers free Wi-Fi in relaxed mixed dorms and private rooms, en suite bathrooms with the 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offering full kitchens as well. The other amenities on offer are a continental breakfast, a guest kitchen, a lounge, laundry services and lockers (at an additional fee). 

    Bars and Restaurants

    Bloom Brasserie

    Bloom Brasserie is a stylish, intimate restaurant that serves refined contemporary dishes, and cocktails and comes attached to a lovely wine bar. If you are looking to spend a delightful, romantic evening in a great atmosphere, the Bloom Brasserie is your place. The staff here is very friendly, accommodating and the service here is just as it is in a Michelin star restaurant. The Bloom Brasserie has a smart, cool, relaxed vibe and we would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Dublin on a holiday. Apart from everything, the breakfast here is spectacular, and we recommend highly that you try it. 

    Fire Restaurant and Lounge

    The Fire restaurant and lounge has interiors similar to that of a modernized old church or synagogue and the decorations are truly tasteful and spectacular. With an elegant and truly classy atmosphere, the restaurant is often quite busy and filled with visitors during any part of the day. The restaurant also offers brilliant food, service and an excellent selection of the finest wine. When you do visit, make sure you do with family and friends as this place truly offers one an unforgettable dining experience. Definitely recommended for special occasions!

    Kilkenny Cafe and Restaurant

    Located on the Nassau Street in Dublin, the Kilkenny Café and Restaurant is a great place for that lazy brunch on a late Sunday morning. With the restaurant serving their menu dishes in a self-service fashion, the food here is fantastic and is highly recommended by both tourists and locals alike. Apart from the food, the tastefully decorated interiors boast of a nice selection of lovely, beautifully crafted art pieces, and soft, entertaining live music. In addition to the well-prepared food, the service offered is wonderful too. 

    La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar

    La Caverna is a stylish Italian restaurant that features brick walls and a retro 8th-century barrel vault dining room in the cellar, making it a cosy and memorable experience for you in Dublin. If you are a vegan, do consider this restaurant on your list, for it as a bunch of amazingly beautiful vegan options. The cellar area is in high demand, and is likely to be full, hence we recommend that you reserve your tables in advance. The staff and food, both are as lovely as they can get, and this restaurant is easily one of the best Italian restaurants in town.

    Things to do in Dublin in May

    Phoenix Park

    The Phoenix Park is a lovely place to go relax with your family, and have a beautiful sunny day outdoors. This vast and beautifully maintained park is easily one of the best there is in the city of Dublin and has golf courses, polo grounds, rugby fields, hills, ponds of water, zoo, military and police stations, as well as bike rentals offered. The park offers some spectacular scenic views, and has a unique natural beauty associated with it. Located right in the centre of the city of Dublin, this one's a must isit if you want to spend some time in the lap of nature. 


    In the mood for a visit to a history museum? Visit the Dublinia. The museum focuses on the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin, and is located in a part of Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral, known as the Synod hall. This makes for a great visit if you would like to learn about Dublin's rich cultural and historic past, and is a wonderful place for kids and adults alike. If you visit the Dublinia, do not forget to take in the great view from the top of the tower here. Overall, this place is worth a visit if you intend on having a good historical perspective of Dublin city.

    Coliemore Harbour

    A tranquil place to go fishing, or just sit down, relax and enjoy the great views, a visit to the Coliemore Harbour is a great way to relax and take in deep breaths of fresh air. A particularly beautiful harbour throughout all the 4 seasons round, this place is best visited during the start of summer. The Coliemore Harbour is quite a popular place for fishermen and also has a nice little bench area with a telescope looking out on the sea and Dalkey Island nearby. Make sure you carry your camera for some brilliant shots you will encounter here! Look out for dolphins too, you may spot one if you're lucky!

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