Cork, Ireland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Cork, Ireland? If you're planning to go to Cork, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Cork, Ireland

Based on the climate and weather in Cork, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Cork, Ireland by month

January

In January, Cork can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Cork, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February in Cork can be very chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

It also snows once in a while. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

March

In March, Cork is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Cork, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks

April

In April, Cork can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Cork, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

May in Cork is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

June

June in Cork can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

July

In July, Cork is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Cork, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

August

Traveling to Cork in August, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

September

If you are traveling to Cork in September, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

Traveling to Cork in October, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

November

November in Cork can be very chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time.

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts

December

December for Cork can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Cork, Ireland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cork, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Cork
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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