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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) water temperature
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Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Inner Hebrides, UK)

Today's Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) sea temperature is 14.0 °C.

Statistics for 01 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 13.2 °C, range: 12.4 °C to 14.3 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (13 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

United Kingdom Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United Kingdom
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United Kingdom Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United Kingdom
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay). This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Ardnave Point and Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their coldest on about the 25th of February, in the range 6 to 9°C (43 to 48°F). The highest sea temperatures at Ardnave Point and Bay in the middle of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days. The coldest sea temperatures at Ardnave Point and Bay mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in late February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay) can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Ardnave Point and Bay (Islay). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.