What will the weather be like on St Patrick’s Day? We have your Saint Patrick’s Day weather forecast sorted.

We all know that the weather forecast on Saint Patrick’s Day can make or break a parade and your enjoyment of the day. While some people prefer the option of staying cooped up in the pub all day, the rest of us like to line up the streets for the parade, or even march ourselves, and so a brutally cold day, a blizzard or a downpouring of rain are sure to ruin the mood

So what will the weather be like on St Patrick’s Day? Here’s the weather report for some of the main parades.

Saint Patrick’s Day weather forecast:

Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade weather forecast

The Dublin St Patrick's Day parade generally has ok weather. Image: Tourism Ireland.

The Dublin St Patrick's Day parade generally has ok weather. Image: Tourism Ireland.

It will be a grand soft day in Ireland on March 17, which is really the best that can be expected. There’s predicted rain in the morning and temperatures of 8°C/46°F. Wrap up warm with a good rain jacket and you should be good to go.

Read more: Here are reasons to love Irish rain

New York St Patrick’s Day parade weather forecast

It's a toss up for good weather at the New York Saint Patrick's Day parade. Image: iStock.

It's a toss up for good weather at the New York Saint Patrick's Day parade. Image: iStock.

It won’t be much better in New York than in Dublin. Although the sun will be out, the temperatures are only set to reach 9°C/48°F but at least the rain should keep off. 

Boston Saint Patrick’s Day parade weather forecast

What will the weather forecast be on March 17 in Boston in 2018? Image: iStock.

What will the weather forecast be on March 17 in Boston in 2018? Image: iStock.

The South Boston Parade will take place on Sunday, March 18, this year and bring with it a cloudy day and temperatures of 7°C/44°F.

Read more: How weather forecast from Mayo lighthouse saved D-Day invasion

Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day parade weather forecast

Let's hope the weather report doesn't give the river freezing over in Chicago this year.

Let's hope the weather report doesn't give the river freezing over in Chicago this year.

March 17 in Chicago will actually be the warmest of them all. Temperatures are set to rise as high as 13°C/55°F although the day will be overcast with possible rain.

What St Patrick’s weather forecast do you generally prefer? Does the rain put you off or does it remind you of Ireland?

The weather forecast for this Saint Patrick's Day parade in Sydney could have been better that year. iStock