The best times to visit Waterford for ideal weather are

May 28th 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 Waterford Travel Info

Weather in Waterford

Temperature

Average temperatures in Waterford 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 22nd 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 Waterford, 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 66.9°F (19.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55°F (12.8°C) at night.

Waterford Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Waterford 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.

Waterford Perceived Temperature (F)

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Waterford Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Waterford 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)
Jan46.542.437.4
Feb47.242.637.8
Mar49.543.838.3
Apr53.447.341.5
May57.751.746.1
Jun62.456.350.4
Jul65.259.354
Aug64.658.753.3
Sep61.956.250.8
Oct57.552.747.4
Nov51.647.242.2
Dec47.543.438.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan8.15.83
Feb8.45.93.2
Mar9.76.63.5
Apr11.98.55.3
May14.310.97.8
Jun16.913.510.2
Jul18.415.212.2
Aug18.114.811.8
Sep16.613.410.4
Oct14.211.58.6
Nov10.98.45.7
Dec8.66.33.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Waterford are September, June, 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 late September. For example, on the week of September 24th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Waterford? 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 Waterford.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan35%04
Feb28%02.7
Mar25%02.5
Apr23%02.2
May23%02.7
Jun22%03.4
Jul31%04.4
Aug28%03.9
Sep17%02.3
Oct36%05
Nov37%05.3
Dec36%04.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan35010.2
Feb2806.9
Mar2506.4
Apr2305.6
May2306.9
Jun2208.6
Jul31011.2
Aug2809.9
Sep1705.8
Oct36012.7
Nov37013.5
Dec36011.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Waterford has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (75.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (82.7%).

Wind in Waterford is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by January and February. December’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.4 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 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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
Jan9.3Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Feb8.5Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Mar8Gentle breeze12.8Significant breeze
Apr8Gentle breeze12.7Significant breeze
May8.2Gentle breeze12.7Significant breeze
Jun7.2Gentle breeze11.5Significant breeze
Jul7.2Gentle breeze11.6Significant breeze
Aug7.3Gentle breeze11.8Significant breeze
Sep7Gentle breeze11.3Significant breeze
Oct7.9Gentle breeze12.8Significant breeze
Nov8.4Gentle breeze13.6Significant breeze
Dec9.4Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan81.5%
Feb80.3%
Mar76.1%
Apr75.7%
May75.3%
Jun76.5%
Jul79.3%
Aug79.6%
Sep79.6%
Oct82.7%
Nov82%
Dec82%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Waterford?

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 Waterford, Ireland is January, followed by July and February. 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 Waterford in December. 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 68.9 in December means 68.9% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Waterford Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 62°F (16.7°C) and 48°F (8.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Waterford, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 62.6°F (17°C) and 47.6°F (8.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 11 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 Waterford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.1°F (8.9°C) and 45.3°F (7.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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