Clothing

In Northern Ireland people can choose to wear traditional clothes from their particular culture if they wish. On campus, students generally wear jeans, t-shirts, casual tops and sweaters.


To keep warm in the winter months we advise you to have a:

  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Pair of gloves
  • Socks
  • Warm coat
  • Strong waterproof shoes/boots
  • Several t-shirts and sweaters/ jumpers (a few thin layers will keep you warmer than one thick item of clothing) During the summer months lightweight clothes such as shorts, t-shirts, dresses and sandals are suitable.

During the summer months lightweight clothes such as shorts, t-shirts, dresses and sandals are suitable.

You may want to bring your national costume to wear on special occasions but only pack what you can carry as you can probably buy most of what you need when you arrive.

Northern Ireland Climate

The weather in Northern Ireland tends to be mild; summer temperatures are not particularly high, while winter is not particularly cold. While we don’t often have snow, it does rain frequently.

Compare the climate in Northern Ireland to your climate at home.

There are four seasons in the year:

Autumn (September to November)

  • Weather can be both cold and warm
  • Temperatures vary between 7°C to 18°C
  • You will need a warm jacket and an umbrella

Winter (December to Early March)

  • Cold weather and short days
  • Temperatures vary between -2°C to 10°C
  • Snow falls occasionally

Spring (March to May)

  • Weather can be warm
  • Evenings tend to be cool
  • Temperatures average between 6°C to 17°C

Summer (June to August)

  • Most days are warm and sometimes hot
  • Temperatures average between 19°C to 25°C but can reach up to 30°C

Check out the Met Office webpage for more information on the local weather forecasts