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Cork Climate & Temperature

  • Cork, Ireland is at 51°53'N, 8°28'W, 15 m (49 ft). See map.
  • Cork has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Cork is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 10.3 degrees Celsius (50.6 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.5 °C (18.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Cork Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 9°C (48.2°F) on average falling to 2.7°C (36.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 13.3°C (56°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 5.3°C (41.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 19.7°C (67.4°F) and average low temperatures are 11.3°C (52.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 14.3°C (57.8°F) during the day and lows of 7°C (44.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1048 mm (41.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1048 Litres/m² (25.7 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1417 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Cork you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Nugget Point, New Zealand (Cool temperate desert scrub biome).

Cork Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (48) 9 (48) 11 (52) 13 (55) 16 (61) 19 (66) 20 (68) 20 (68) 18 (64) 14 (57) 11 (52) 9 (48) 14 (57)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (42) 6 (43) 8 (46) 9 (48) 12 (53) 15 (58) 16 (61) 16 (61) 14 (57) 11 (51) 8 (46) 6 (43) 10 (51)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 3 (37) 4 (39) 5 (41) 7 (45) 10 (50) 12 (54) 12 (54) 10 (50) 7 (45) 4 (39) 3 (37) 7 (44)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 119 (5) 79 (3) 94 (4) 57 (2) 71 (3) 57 (2) 70 (3) 71 (3) 94 (4) 99 (4) 115 (5) 122 (5) 1048 (41)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 15 (48) 11 (39) 12 (39) 11 (37) 11 (35) 10 (33) 11 (35) 11 (35) 12 (40) 12 (39) 14 (47) 16 (52) 146 (40)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 1h 52' 2h 30' 3h 17' 5h 02' 6h 17' 6h 16' 5h 15' 5h 05' 4h 10' 3h 00' 2h 10' 1h 32' 3h 52'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 20' 9h 51' 11h 47' 13h 51' 15h 38' 16h 36' 16h 10' 14h 36' 12h 35' 10h 32' 8h 45' 7h 50' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 23 (77) 26 (74) 28 (72) 37 (63) 41 (59) 38 (62) 33 (67) 35 (65) 34 (66) 29 (71) 25 (75) 20 (80) 32 (68)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 18.3 27.6 38.4 50 58.3 61.5 58.5 50.1 38.7 27.3 18.1 14.7 38.4

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