The best times to visit Sligo for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 30th

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

 

 


Other Sligo Travel Info

Weather in Sligo

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sligo vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Sligo, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 65.7°F (18.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.6°F (12°C) at night.

Sligo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sligo 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.

Sligo Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sligo Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sligo 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan46.34236.9
Feb4742.137.4
Mar49.743.938.1
Apr54.847.640.6
May58.551.745.3
Jun63.256.550
Jul64.958.853.4
Aug63.75853
Sep61.555.750.4
Oct5751.746.3
Nov50.746.341.2
Dec46.842.437.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.95.62.7
Feb8.35.63
Mar9.86.63.4
Apr12.78.74.8
May14.710.97.4
Jun17.313.610
Jul18.314.911.9
Aug17.614.411.7
Sep16.413.210.2
Oct13.910.97.9
Nov10.47.95.1
Dec8.25.82.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sligo are March, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Sligo? 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 Sligo.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan22%02.3
Feb22%02
Mar14%01.2
Apr16%01.2
May20%02
Jun15%01.5
Jul16%01.5
Aug18%01.8
Sep17%01.6
Oct22%02.8
Nov27%02.8
Dec37%04.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2205.8
Feb2205.1
Mar1403
Apr1603
May2005.1
Jun1503.8
Jul1603.8
Aug1804.6
Sep1704.1
Oct2207.1
Nov2707.1
Dec37010.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Sligo has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (70.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (81.7%).

Wind in Sligo is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 12.2 knots (14 MPH or 22.6 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 20.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan12.2Significant breeze19.6Strong breeze
Feb10.3Gentle breeze16.6Significant breeze
Mar11.7Significant breeze18.8Strong breeze
Apr9.3Gentle breeze15.2Significant breeze
May9.8Gentle breeze15.6Strong breeze
Jun8.7Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
Jul8.8Gentle breeze14.3Strong breeze
Aug9.4Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
Sep9.9Gentle breeze15.5Strong breeze
Oct10Gentle breeze16Significant breeze
Nov11Significant breeze18.1Strong breeze
Dec11.8Significant breeze19.1Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan81.7%
Feb80.6%
Mar74.1%
Apr70.5%
May72.4%
Jun74.6%
Jul78.2%
Aug78.6%
Sep78.3%
Oct78.7%
Nov81.4%
Dec81.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sligo?

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 Sligo, 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 Sligo 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 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 Sligo Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62.8°F (17.1°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 the least precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sligo, 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 47.3°F (8.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 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 Sligo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.4°F (9.1°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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