Irish weather is traditionally fickle, even in summer—when temperatures usually range from the low 50s to the upper 60s. Chilly east winds may blow through, so come prepared for anything. Autumn generally comes early, bringing mist, showers, and brisk weather in the 40s. Except for a strip along the east coast, the country receives some rain at least 200 days a year. This wet climate is responsible for Ireland's verdant beauty.