The best times to visit Athlone for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Athlone

Temperature

Average temperatures in Athlone vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Athlone, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 67.5°F (19.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.4°F (11.3°C) at night.

Athlone Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Athlone Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Athlone Perceived Temperature (F)

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Athlone Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Athlone Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 47.7 42.6 37.1
Feb 48.6 42.1 35.8
Mar 51.3 43.9 36.6
Apr 57.1 48.6 40.4
May 61.6 53.4 45.3
Jun 65.7 57.5 49.3
Jul 65.7 58.4 52
Aug 65.5 58.8 53.1
Sep 62.5 54.8 47.6
Oct 57.3 50.6 43.6
Nov 51.2 46.4 40.9
Dec 47.6 42.6 36.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 8.7 5.9 2.8
Feb 9.2 5.6 2.1
Mar 10.7 6.6 2.6
Apr 13.9 9.2 4.7
May 16.4 11.9 7.4
Jun 18.7 14.2 9.6
Jul 18.7 14.7 11.1
Aug 18.6 14.9 11.7
Sep 16.9 12.7 8.7
Oct 14.1 10.3 6.4
Nov 10.7 8 4.9
Dec 8.7 5.9 2.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Athlone are February, September, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Athlone? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Athlone is often around around February 26th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Athlone.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Athlone (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 44% 0.4 4.7
Feb 15% 0.4 1.3
Mar 31% 0.4 2.6
Apr 23% 0 2.1
May 28% 0 1.9
Jun 31% 0 3.3
Jul 44% 0 3.9
Aug 41% 0 5.7
Sep 22% 0 2
Oct 27% 0 3
Nov 28% 0 2.4
Dec 31% 0 3.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 44 1 11.9
Feb 15 1 3.3
Mar 31 1 6.6
Apr 23 0 5.3
May 28 0 4.8
Jun 31 0 8.4
Jul 44 0 9.9
Aug 41 0 14.5
Sep 22 0 5.1
Oct 27 0 7.6
Nov 28 0 6.1
Dec 31 0 8.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Athlone has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (69.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (85.6%).

Wind in Athlone is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and December. January’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 17 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Athlone.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

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All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Feb 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Apr 7 Gentle breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
May 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Jun 6.5 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.8 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6.9 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Oct 6.9 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Nov 6.9 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 82%
Feb 81.5%
Mar 74.7%
Apr 70.4%
May 69.3%
Jun 71.5%
Jul 76.8%
Aug 79.8%
Sep 79.4%
Oct 82.3%
Nov 85.6%
Dec 83.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Athlone?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 14, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Ireland; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Athlone, Ireland is July, followed by August and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Athlone in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54.4 in November means 54.4% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Athlone Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.5°F (19.7°C) and 49.9°F (9.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Athlone, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.8°F (17.7°C) and 47.9°F (8.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Athlone to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 51.3°F (10.7°C) and 44.9°F (7.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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