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Weather and When to Visit

The beauty of the Cliffs and the weather is that they can be cloaked in fog one minute and basking in the sun’s rays the next. The weather is highly unpredictable.

So when visiting, it’s best to come prepared for all types of weather with a good rain jacket and a pair of walking boots. Whatever the weather, the Cliffs have been voted in the world’s 25 most popular ‘selfie spots’, clocking in at no.25 as per Instagram in 2021.

You can get accurate weather conditions by checking the national weather service on the day you plan to visit us. Go to www.met.ie. Download our App and Audio guide for live weather updates.

Due to the popularity of the Cliffs of Moher, book online to ensure entry.

impact at the Cliffs
From below view
Rainbow - Cliffs of Moher
May 26, 2022 - Thu
Liscannor, Ireland
broken clouds
15°C broken clouds
Wind 8 m/s, WNW
Humidity 70%
Pressure 766.57 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
thu may 26
broken clouds
14/12°C 8 m/s, WNW 71% 766.57 mmHg
fri may 27
broken clouds
13/10°C 5 m/s, WNW 74% 771.07 mmHg
sat may 28
scattered clouds
17/9°C 3 m/s, E 83% 772.57 mmHg
sun may 29
scattered clouds
16/9°C 4 m/s, NE 84% 768.07 mmHg
mon may 30
scattered clouds
12/8°C 4 m/s, NNW 71% 762.07 mmHg
Kids climbing to N platform

Visit outside of peak times – which are between 11am and 4pm – for a more pleasant and peaceful experience. Sunrise and sunset visits are very special and memorable.
It is advisable if you are travelling to the Cliffs by car to arrive outside peak hours for maximum comfort and enjoyment of the Cliffs. See opening hours and admission prices for families, students, seniors etc.

Sunset Islands view

Weather Hazards

From time to time there are high winds or other hazardous weather conditions at the Cliffs of Moher, which is why we follow the Met Eireann weather warning protocols. If you are visiting us in periods of high winds, please be aware of the warning signs which are displayed on our website and social media platforms as well as at the entrance to the carpark and coach park.

Weather Status

Weather conditions are hazardous, and visitors are advised to exercise extra caution, eg. winds are strong and require persons outdoors to take extra care particularly near cliff side pathways and viewing platforms.

Weather conditions are too hazardous to visit the Cliffs, eg. winds are gusting dangerously at the cliff areas and it is no longer safe for visitors to go to the cliff viewing areas. The visitor centre building and site is CLOSED or preparing to close and EVACUATE.

Weather conditions are so dangerous that the centre has been closed and any visitors or staff on-site have been evacuated from the site. Under Status Red, winds are deemed to be extremely dangerous, and it is not safe for staff to remain on site. Under no circumstances should you proceed with a visit under these conditions.

How long should I spend here?

To enjoy everything the beautiful county of Clare on the West Coast of Ireland has to offer, we recommend spending a minimum of two days.  Find the perfect place to stay here on the Places to stay page. A list of great hotels that offer overnight and admission to the Cliffs in their packages or campsites if you prefer camping out.

On your visit to the Cliffs of Moher, give yourself a minimum of two hours, though many visitors choose to spend a little longer. If you are doing the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk, commencing at Cliffs of Moher Experience this will take anything from two hours each way. See Cliffs of Moher Coastal walk. Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk

Where to park?

The main Cliffs of Moher Experience car park is on the opposite side of the road from the Visitor Centre and the Cliffs. On arrival, please drive to the admission pod and have your tickets available for exchange for Cliffs of Moher site passes. This will you give you access to every area of the Cliffs of Moher Experience.

Please click here for what is included on your ticket.

Please ensure you download the App and Audio for your essential travel guide and to get the very best out of your visit.

Book your tickets online in advance to be sure of entry and to save time. It is recommended that you arrive within 15 minutes of your booked arrival time.