Dublin second worst weather destination for weddings

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

Dublin has ranked as the second worst weather destination for weddings, according to research by Strictly Weddings.

The wedding site compiled a list of the 30 most popular global locations for destination weddings, based on lists by The Trend Spotter, Harper’s Bazaar and Hitched.

The site wrote: “There is no shortage of beautiful wedding spots in Ireland, and Dublin is one of the most popular places in the world for a destination wedding. Although one of the most picturesque places to get married, Dublin is one of the locations we looked at with the worst weather in terms of temperature, sun and rainfall.”

With an average annual temperature of 10°C, Dublin was described as the coldest wedding location on the list and the least sunny, with a reported average of four hours of sunshine per day.

These factors meant that Ireland’s capital city came out with a score of 1.26/10 for its weather, placing only behind London, which was given a rating of 1.15.

Dubai, Palm Springs and Ibiza topped the list for their warmer climates, while traditionally romantic locations such as Paris and the French Riviera trailed behind Dublin for having what Strictly Weddings described as “some of the worst weather out of all the places we looked at”.

To find the wedding locations with the best weather, each location was given a relative score out of ten for each category. An overall average of these scores was calculated for each wedding location, to give a wedding weather score out of ten.

Strictly Weddings sourced the average annual mean temperature and average monthly precipitation of each destination from the weather website Time and Date, calculating each location’s yearly average of daily sunshine hours using Holiday Weather.

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