Mean Rainfall





Shane Lynne writes:

I have been looking at rainfall for cyclists and working out how often people actually get wet when cycling to work in Ireland.

– People get wet on their way to/from work three times as much in Galway as they do in Dublin.

– If you cycled to work every work day in Dublin in 2015, you would have gotten wet 35 times in the year, compared to 115 in Galway and 67 in Cork.

There you go now.

How wet is a cycling commute in Ireland? Pretty wet… if you live in Galway (Shane Lynn)

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14 thoughts on “Mean Rainfall

  1. Tish Mahorey

    It rains less than people think. I walk or cycle whenever it’s not raining. I rarely need to take the bus more than two days in a row. And at weekends, I cycle short to medium distances instead of using my car, which sits in the driveway most of the time.

    1. Disasta

      I live in Cork. I cycle to work when it’s not raining in the morning.
      I’ve cycled to work maybe twice a week this year.

      1. Twunt

        I live in Galway and it did not rain for almost 3 weeks in March.

        In fact since the winter storms blew themselves out, it has been fierce mild altogether.

        1. BobbyJ


          I cycled to work this morning and got caught in the lightest of light drizzle for 30 odd seconds at around 8.45. That will be marked as a “Wet Commuting in Galway” in the study. In reality, it was a lovely Monday morning commute by bike and it was a hell of a lot better than sitting in car traffic for upwards of 40-50 minutes.

  2. Joe Dolan

    Great post – I have been debating this with the crew at work for ages. Once per weeks seemed to be m experience….

  3. Cromuel

    It also rains more or less at different times of day. In Dublin, it hardly ever rains in the early morning, for instance.

    And there’s different qualities of rain – living in Galway I always loved that soft gentle misty mizzle with a hint of salt, though I’d keep having to lick it off my glasses.

  4. Zaccone

    Jeese, after having lived abroad and come back I always find Dublin’s weather to be appallingly wet/grey. Couldn’t imagine being rained on even more in Galway, it must be grim.

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