Average December Wind Speeds in Ireland

The tables below give the average wind speed and the number of days with gales in December for cities and other places around Ireland.

Each location has an average wind speed for the month in miles per hour (MPH) and kilometres per hour (KPH). Plus there's a total of the mean number of days with gale gusts.

Gales are defined here as winds with speeds greater than 62 KPH (39 MPH or 34 knots). Gale force winds break twigs off trees and make it difficult to walk.

All the numbers here are based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the country: Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht. Ulster province includes the counties that border Northern Ireland. Munster province covers the southern part of Ireland. Leinster province is in the east, while Connacht (or Connaught) is in the west.


Average days with gales and wind speed in December
Days Place MPH KPH
0 Clones 10.0 16.1
9 Malin Head 20.1 32.4


December gales and wind speed averages
Days Place MPH KPH
2 Cork 13.3 21.5
5 Roches Point 16.3 26.3
1 Shannon 10.8 17.4
2 Valentia 13.0 20.9


Gales and wind speed averages for December
Days Place MPH KPH
0 Birr 8.6 13.9
4 Clondalkin 14.2 22.8
1 Dublin 13.0 20.9
1 Kilkenny 8.4 13.5
0 Mullingar 9.6 15.4
1 Wexford 14.0 22.6


Total days with gales and average wind speed in December
Days Place MPH KPH
4 Belmullet 15.9 25.6
1 Claremorris 11.2 18.0

Met Eireann. The Irish Meteorological Service Online. Climate. 30 Year Averages.

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