How to prepare for the Irish weather during your exchange? 5 infallible tips!

By José Carlos


Suppose you’re preparing for an exchange in Ireland. In that case, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the famous Irish climate: unpredictable, humid and four seasons in one day.

But do not worry! With the right tips, you will be ready to face any meteorological surprises that the Emerald Island presents. Below, we’ve put together five infallible tips to prepare for the Irish climate during your exchange.

1. Invest in layers of clothing

The secret to dealing with climate fluctuations is to dress in layers. Start with a base layer, like a cotton t-shirt or thermal, add a sweater or sweatshirt, and finish with a waterproof or windproof jacket.

This way, you can add or remove layers as the temperature changes throughout the day. Write it down because this is a golden tip.

2. Never underestimate the need for a good raincoat or umbrella

Rain is a constant element in the Irish climate. Therefore, a quality raincoat or sturdy umbrella is essential. Opt for compact models that can be easily stored in your backpack. And don’t be surprised if, after a downpour, the sun decides to come out — that’s the magic of Ireland!

3. Appropriate footwear is essential

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Your feet will thank you for investing in comfortable, waterproof shoes. Whether walking the streets of Dublin or exploring the rural landscapes, a good pair of waterproof boots will be your best ally.

Don’t forget to also bring a pair of sneakers or lighter shoes for drier, milder days. All of this will make you feel better.

4. Stay up to date with weather apps

Given the unpredictability of Irish weather, it is advisable to check the weather forecast daily. Fortunately, several reliable mobile apps offer regular updates on weather conditions in Ireland.

Some of the most popular include “Met Éireann” and “AccuWeather”. This information will help you plan your day and dress appropriately.

5. Maintain your spirits and positive mindset

The last tip, but definitely not least, is to adopt the Irish mindset regarding weather: keep your spirits up! The Irish are known for their friendly and optimistic nature, even when the skies are grey.

Please take advantage of any sunny opportunity, whether it’s a walk in the park or a picnic with friends, and remember that rain only enhances the verdant beauty of the Irish countryside.

Although it may seem challenging at first, with the right tips and a positive attitude, you will soon adapt and even learn to love Ireland’s quirks.

And ultimately, stories about sudden weather changes will become part of your unforgettable exchange memories. Did you like it? So visit our blog and check out other articles like this!