Average Weather in Farranacoush Ireland
In Farranacoush, the summers are short, cool, windy, and partly cloudy and the winters are long, cold, wet, extremely windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 65°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 70°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Farranacoush for warm-weather activities is from late June to early September.
The warm season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 18 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 62°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 65°F and low of 57°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.5 months, from November 20 to April 6, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is February 17, with an average low of 42°F and high of 49°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Farranacoush, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Farranacoush begins around March 30 and lasts for 6.5 months, ending around October 13. On July 7, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 49% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 51% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 13 and lasts for 5.5 months, ending around March 30. On December 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Farranacoush varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from October 6 to February 25, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 51% on January 9.
The drier season lasts 7.4 months, from February 25 to October 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 29% on April 21.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 51% on January 9.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Farranacoush experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Farranacoush. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 4.8 inches.
The least rain falls around April 30, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Farranacoush varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is December 22, with 7 hours, 50 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:19 AM on June 17, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 23 minutes later at 8:43 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 4:28 PM on December 13, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 30 minutes later at 9:58 PM on June 26.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Farranacoush during 2019, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Farranacoush, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Farranacoush experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from October 13 to March 25, with average wind speeds of more than 15.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 18.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.6 months, from March 25 to October 13. The calmest day of the year is July 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.4 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Farranacoush is from the west throughout the year.
Farranacoush is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.9 months, from June 30 to September 27, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 6, with an average temperature of 61°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.6 months, from December 12 to April 30, with an average temperature below 51°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 6, with an average temperature of 49°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Farranacoush throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Farranacoush for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Farranacoush for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Farranacoush over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 16, with a 63% chance.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Farranacoush should appear around May 4, only rarely appearing before April 15 or after May 22.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 4 to August 13, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 12, with an average of 6.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from October 23 to February 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 0.6 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Farranacoush are 51.483 deg latitude, -9.412 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Farranacoush contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 348 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 32 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,322 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,360 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Farranacoush is covered by water (50%), grassland (29%), and trees (17%), within 10 miles by water (57%) and grassland (27%), and within 50 miles by water (65%) and grassland (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Farranacoush, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Cork Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Farranacoush.
At a distance of 75 kilometers from Farranacoush, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Farranacoush according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .