The best times to visit Kenmare for ideal weather are

May 28th to October 7th

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



Other Kenmare Travel Info

Weather in Kenmare


Average temperatures in Kenmare vary little. 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 24th 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 Kenmare, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 64.6°F (18.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56°F (13.3°C) at night.

Kenmare Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kenmare Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Kenmare Perceived Temperature (F)


Kenmare Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kenmare 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 49.6 45.6 40.7
Feb 49.8 45.4 40.4
Mar 51.8 46.6 41
Apr 55.5 49.7 44.1
May 57.9 52.9 48
Jun 62.2 57 51.6
Jul 63.8 59.2 55.1
Aug 63.4 58.9 54.6
Sep 62.5 57.5 52.6
Oct 58.7 54.4 49.3
Nov 53.3 49.4 44.7
Dec 50.2 46.5 41.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 9.8 7.6 4.8
Feb 9.9 7.4 4.7
Mar 11 8.1 5
Apr 13.1 9.8 6.7
May 14.4 11.6 8.9
Jun 16.8 13.9 10.9
Jul 17.7 15.1 12.8
Aug 17.4 14.9 12.6
Sep 16.9 14.2 11.4
Oct 14.8 12.4 9.6
Nov 11.8 9.7 7.1
Dec 10.1 8.1 5.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kenmare are June, April, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are 2 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 Kenmare? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Kenmare is often around around December 17th 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.

Chance of Precipitation

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

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 62% 0 8.1
Feb 46% 0.4 5.1
Mar 38% 0 4
Apr 33% 0 3.6
May 38% 0 4
Jun 32% 0 4.2
Jul 44% 0 5.5
Aug 40% 0 5
Sep 34% 0 3.8
Oct 45% 0 6.6
Nov 59% 0 7.8
Dec 56% 1 7.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 62 0 20.6
Feb 46 1 13
Mar 38 0 10.2
Apr 33 0 9.1
May 38 0 10.2
Jun 32 0 10.7
Jul 44 0 14
Aug 40 0 12.7
Sep 34 0 9.7
Oct 45 0 16.8
Nov 59 0 19.8
Dec 56 2.5 18.8


Humidity and Wind

Kenmare has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (68.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (79.2%).

Wind in Kenmare is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 12 knots (13.8 MPH or 22.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 19.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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 11.3 Significant breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
Feb 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.3 Significant breeze
Mar 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.9 Strong breeze
Apr 8.6 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
May 9.5 Gentle breeze 14.7 Strong breeze
Jun 8 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Jul 8.1 Gentle breeze 13 Strong breeze
Aug 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Sep 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Strong breeze
Oct 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Nov 10.5 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Dec 12 Significant breeze 19.2 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.8%
Feb 73.6%
Mar 69%
Apr 68.5%
May 71.9%
Jun 74.6%
Jul 79.2%
Aug 78.4%
Sep 76.1%
Oct 76.2%
Nov 75.2%
Dec 74%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kenmare?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Kenmare, Ireland is July, followed by August and June. 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 Kenmare 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

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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.2 in November means 45.2% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Kenmare Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.7°F (15.9°C) and 50.4°F (10.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 12 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 brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 10 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kenmare, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63°F (17.2°C) and 49.8°F (9.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 18 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 Kenmare to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.8°F (10.4°C) and 48.7°F (9.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 19 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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