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Kinsale weather in August (County Cork, Ireland)

What can you expect from the weather in Kinsale during August? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

Temperatures

In August, Kinsale generally has pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 19°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 14°C. On average, it sees the highest temps of the year.

Precipitation

Kinsale in August usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 81 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 18 days of rain.

Average sunshine

The area enjoys a balanced 160 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. July and August typically offer 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 Kinsale climate page with graphs.

 

Kinsale, monthly averages in August

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 14°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 19°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 16°C *  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 58%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 81 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 18 days  
HumidityHumidity 73% *  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h *  
SunshineSunshine 160 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 35% *  
* Data from: Cork, Ireland (16 KM, 10 Miles).

Where to go in Ireland in August

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?

For visitors traveling to Kinsale, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 16°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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