Which country is generally colder- England or Ireland?

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I mean the weather.. Does anybody know?
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Ireland because it's closer to the East wind from the Atlantic.
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Ireland as it tends to be flatter for wider areas than Britain.

But the difference isnt that severe at all
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Ireland is colder
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Ireland:

1. Less forest, no real mountainous areas to force orogenic precipitation so it falls more evenly across the whole country. Also means that it's windier, and given that it's closer to the North Atlantic, therefore much colder when chilly maritime prevailing winds cover the island.

2. Smaller, isolated urban areas with a predominantly rural population - large urban areas are noticeably warmer than rural areas due to inefficient heating.

But also worth noting that there is a huge regional variation in England whereas there isn't really in Ireland, because not only are we quite a bit larger, but we have real mountains in Wales and Scotland that force humid maritime winds upwards, cooling them and forcing them to release precipitation disproportionately over Wales and Scotland. Parts of England that are in the rain shadow of the Welsh mountains will receive considerably less rainfall and have much warmer summers than parts of England outside that (considerably large) area. The south-east, for example, often experiences droughts, whilst the north-east and Scotland often experiences flooding.
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Would have said they're about the same, dull, grey rainy weather..not that cold. England always gets wayyy more snow than us.
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Both have a maritime climate but Ireland has less continental influence than England. Temperatures in Ireland are milder over the winter and lower over the summer than England. English winter temperatures generally being lower, England's colder.

This can be seen by looking at the hardiness zone of the two countries. The higher the number the milder the climate.
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I'd have probably guessed about the same tbh.
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Ireland, because they don't have coats or central heating so they try and manage by making leprechauns run on treadmills.

They usually have 100 but they use double to be sure, to be sure.
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(Original post by Jez RR)
Both have a maritime climate but Ireland has less continental influence than England. Temperatures in Ireland are milder over the winter and lower over the summer than England. English winter temperatures generally being lower, England's colder.

This can be seen by looking at the hardiness zone of the two countries. The higher the number the milder the climate.
Hmmm so the Irish winter will be milder then?
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Generally yes. Obviously Donegal or somewhere is chillier than Cornwall as a rule, but Irish winter temperatures are usually slightly higher than England's.

But compared to Wisconsin in winter it'll feel positively tropical LOL
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Yeah winter's definitely milder. January 2010 marked the first time since the 90s that snow stuck very heavily for more than a day..caused utter chaos of course.
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Without wishing to sound predudiced is that an Irish answer ?
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Lmaoooo, ancient thread but seeing as someone’s bumped it: England’s colder. Ireland has a generally mild climate, not too cold in the winter and never gets sweltering in the summer either. I knew that research into Ireland’s weather would come in handy 🤣😂
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