The best times to visit Skibbereen for ideal weather are
June 4th 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.
Skibbereen Travel Guide
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Weather in Skibbereen
Average temperatures in Skibbereen 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 26th 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 Skibbereen, 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 64.7°F (18.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56°F (13.3°C) at night.
Skibbereen Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Skibbereen Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Skibbereen Perceived Temperature (F)
Skibbereen Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Skibbereen 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Skibbereen are September, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Skibbereen? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Skibbereen.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Skibbereen (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Skibbereen has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (78.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (84.9%).
Wind in Skibbereen is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 16.1 knots (18.6 MPH or 29.9 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 26.9 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Skibbereen.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||13.8||Significant breeze||21.7||Strong breeze|
|Feb||13.4||Significant breeze||20.8||Strong breeze|
|Mar||12||Significant breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Apr||12||Significant breeze||18.4||Strong breeze|
|May||12.1||Significant breeze||18.1||Strong breeze|
|Jun||10.4||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.9||Gentle breeze||15.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||10.3||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||11.3||Significant breeze||17.1||Strong breeze|
|Oct||12.9||Significant breeze||19.5||Strong breeze|
|Nov||14.8||Significant breeze||22.5||Strong breeze|
|Dec||16.1||Significant breeze||24.4||Very strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Skibbereen?
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 Skibbereen, 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 Skibbereen 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
Overall Skibbereen Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 58.7°F (14.8°C) and 48.6°F (9.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 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 about 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Skibbereen, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 62.4°F (16.9°C) and 48.5°F (9.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 6 to 14 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 Skibbereen to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.2°F (10.1°C) and 47.4°F (8.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.