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rain in Dublin

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rain in Dublin

I will be traveling to Dublin next week and am determining what shoes will be necessary. I had planned on regular leather boots which can handle light rain. However the weather forecast calls for a high chance of rain every day. Are wellies/rain boots required? Does Dublin get more of light rain or heavy downpours? Is it an all day rain?

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1. Re: rain in Dublin

It gets light rain, medium rain, and heavy rain. Who can say what is is going happen next week, but there is no particular forecast of heavy rain for next week, just cool and showery. For what it is worth, thundery short downpours are more common in August than any other time.

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2. Re: rain in Dublin

It changes all the time. This time of year it is more likely to be showers, but no telling until the day.

You are unlikely to need rain boots.

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Greetings!

Are your leather boots w.p.? I have worn Merrill jungle moc's in Dublin, w/o any problem in the rain. The only place I wear wellies are on the family farm, as it is a bit mucky muck.

I hope this info helps.

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Wellies are for farms. boots for everywhere else would be fine.

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5. Re: rain in Dublin

No-one wears wellies in Dublin city centre. You'd get some funny looks if you did! Regular shoes will be fine, they're what we all wear.

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6. Re: rain in Dublin

You can get the four seasons in one day here (and today we did!) Next week might not be too wet but some rain in forecast. Normal shoes will get you by here, puddles are shallow!!

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7. Re: rain in Dublin

The rain is always wet here.

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8. Re: rain in Dublin

Get a waterproof spray for your leather boots, you'll be grand!

No wellies!

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9. Re: rain in Dublin

Thank you everyone! They're Frye boots so it looks like there is a spray for them. I love boots for the fall so I didn't want to give them up!

And yes I realize rain is wet.

I only asked because sometimes there are patterns based on seasons. Ex: it may rain every day but at the same time or if it's thunderstorm season so it'd be heavy but short.

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10. Re: rain in Dublin

The main thing is that they are comfortable, Dublin is a great city to walk around. Have fun.