The North Atlantic Drift brings warm waters, giving Donegal a temperate climate. We have warm, damp summers and mild wet winters. We do not suffer from the extremes of temperature experienced by many other countries at a similar latitude. In general we have a sequence of cloudy, humid weather, followed by brighter, colder weather with showers, which is very typical of the Irish climate.
Our seasons, for the purpose of measuring weather, are regarded as three-month periods as follows: Winter: December to February, Spring-March to May, Summer-June to August and Autumn-September to November. This is a common grouping of many countries in the middle and northern latitudes.
Donegal also has its own weather station located at the most northerly point in Ireland, Malin Head. For more information on climate visit www.met.ie.