Cork Climate and Weather

Cork has a mild climate with plenty of rainfall throughout the year. Average temperatures are never too extreme and Cork often experiences a lot of fog, which is most common during mornings and during the winter months (November to February). Winter temperatures in Cork rarely drop below 32°F (0°C) and snow is rare in the city. There may be light snowfall occasionally during winter, but it is seldom thick enough to cover the ground. April is the driest month, and December is the wettest, but any visit to Cork may well involve rain.

Cork also experiences a lot of sunshine by Irish standards, and the summer months, between May and August, are the best time of year to visit Cork, just like they are the best time of year to visit any other Irish destination. Average summer temperatures in Cork range between 50°F (10°C) and 68°F (20°C). The peak tourist season is a bit more expensive than the off-season in Cork, so budget travellers may want to visit during autumn or winter. Visitors unfamiliar with the Irish climate should be warned that weather in Cork is extremely changeable and at any time of year they may experience four seasons in one day.


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