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Athenry weather in December (Galway County, Ireland)

Planning a trip to Athenry in December? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

Temperatures

In December, Athenry generally has low temperatures and high rainfall. December falls within the winter season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 10°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 4°C.

Precipitation

Athenry in December usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 107 mm for the month. With this being the wettest month, keeping an umbrella on hand might save you from getting wet from a sudden shower. Typically around 21 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 35 hours of sunshine. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer cooler, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Athenry. July typically offers the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Athenry climate page with graphs.

 

Athenry, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 4°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 10°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 71%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 107 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 21 days  
HumidityHumidity 90% *  
SunshineSunshine 35 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 17% *  
* Data from: Claremorris, Ireland (48 KM, 30 Miles).

Where to go in Ireland in December

Find out more about the weather in Ireland and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
4/10
Walking
4/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
4/10

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