Mountains Forecast

As the representative body for hill walkers and climbers, Mountaineering Ireland provides advice to help people enjoy Ireland’s mountains safely and responsibly.

Check out their advice for Happy Hiking and additional considerations for Walking in Winter.

  • Remember to check the latest weather forecast and find out the time of dusk.
  • Be prepared to alter the route to meet the needs and interests of the group, and the weather conditions.
  • Remember wind speed increases and temperature decreases as you go uphill.

You can get a 10-day hourly weather forecast for a mountain in any of the dropdowns for each province, or search for that location on our website or the Met Éireann app:

Munster

Connacht

Leinster and Ulster

Or you can get a 10 day forecast for any location in Ireland on the desktop version of our website homepage – zoom into the Weather Map and click anywhere on the island of Ireland. The hourly forecast above it will update to that location.

www.met.ie homepage on desktop - click on weather map

www.met.ie homepage on desktop – click on weather map

 

 

Met Éireann Research Meteorologist Emily Gleeson hiking on Mourne Mountains in July 2022 during approx. 100km/hr winds. Video courtesy John Lonergan, Chair of the Galtee Walking Club and Emily Gleeson.

Lenticular cloud over Croagh Patrick. Photo by Emily Gleeson

Lenticular cloud over Croagh Patrick. Photo by Emily Gleeson

Inversion on Faha Ridge, Kerry. Photo by Emily Gleeson

Inversion on Faha Ridge, Kerry. Photo by Emily Gleeson