The best times to visit Magherafelt for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 2nd

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



Other Magherafelt Travel Info

Weather in Magherafelt


Average temperatures in Magherafelt vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 12th 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 Magherafelt, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. 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 51.5°F (10.8°C) at night.

Magherafelt Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Magherafelt 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.

Magherafelt Perceived Temperature (F)


Magherafelt Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Magherafelt 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 42.2 38.1 33.4
Feb 43.7 39 34.3
Mar 46.9 40.7 34.8
Apr 53.4 45.6 38.6
May 56.6 49.4 42.8
Jun 61.3 54 47.2
Jul 63.7 56.7 50.6
Aug 62.1 55.6 50
Sep 59.1 52.9 47.4
Oct 53.9 48.4 42.9
Nov 47.2 42.9 37.8
Dec 42.8 38.6 33.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 5.7 3.4 0.8
Feb 6.5 3.9 1.3
Mar 8.3 4.8 1.6
Apr 11.9 7.6 3.7
May 13.7 9.7 6
Jun 16.3 12.2 8.4
Jul 17.6 13.7 10.3
Aug 16.7 13.1 10
Sep 15.1 11.6 8.6
Oct 12.2 9.1 6.1
Nov 8.4 6.1 3.2
Dec 6 3.7 0.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Magherafelt are April, September, and then June. 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 is 1 day 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 Magherafelt? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to mid to late November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Magherafelt 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 Magherafelt.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 53% 5.2 6.2
Feb 38% 2 4.1
Mar 36% 1.3 3.6
Apr 27% 11.3 3
May 33% 0 3.9
Jun 31% 0 4.1
Jul 34% 0 4.2
Aug 44% 0 5.6
Sep 30% 0 3.7
Oct 39% 10.7 5
Nov 44% 14.1 5.3
Dec 50% 3.4 5.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 53 13.2 15.7
Feb 38 5.1 10.4
Mar 36 3.3 9.1
Apr 27 28.7 7.6
May 33 0 9.9
Jun 31 0 10.4
Jul 34 0 10.7
Aug 44 0 14.2
Sep 30 0 9.4
Oct 39 27.2 12.7
Nov 44 35.8 13.5
Dec 50 8.6 15


Humidity and Wind

Magherafelt has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (75.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (92.4%).

Wind in Magherafelt is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by March and December. January’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 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 late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Apr 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
May 7.9 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7.1 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Aug 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Sep 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Nov 8.2 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Dec 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 92.4%
Feb 89.3%
Mar 83.2%
Apr 76.2%
May 75.9%
Jun 77.2%
Jul 81.4%
Aug 84.4%
Sep 86.2%
Oct 90.3%
Nov 91.8%
Dec 92.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Magherafelt?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are travel warnings for the United Kingdom; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 27, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Magherafelt, the United Kingdom is July, followed by January and August. 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 Magherafelt in April. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 71.3 in April means 71.3% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Magherafelt Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 61.4°F (16.3°C) and 45.3°F (7.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

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

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 59.9°F (15.5°C) and 43.5°F (6.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 13 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Magherafelt to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 45.3°F (7.4°C) and 41.6°F (5.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 11 to 16 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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