Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Derry, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Derry.

If you go to Tower Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Derry.

What to wear/what to pack for Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you go to Derry in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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February

February is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about half of the time and snows once in a while.

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March

March in Derry is cold and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Derry can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

In May, Derry is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Derry, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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June

June in Derry can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

July in Derry is chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August in Derry is chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in Derry during September, you may notice that it is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Derry in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Derry in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

Traveling to Derry in December, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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