Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Northern Ireland, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

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

January

January is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Northern Ireland is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Northern Ireland, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Northern Ireland during March, you are likely to find that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Northern Ireland in May, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Northern Ireland is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Northern Ireland in July, you will notice that it is chilly 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:

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

August

If you are traveling to Northern Ireland in August, you will notice that it is relatively 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:

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

September

If you vacation in Northern Ireland during September, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Northern Ireland is brisk and very 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 Northern Ireland, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Ireland, 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 Northern Ireland
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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