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Barley Cove water temperature
Barley Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.1

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Barley Cove Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cork, Ireland)

Today's Barley Cove sea temperature is 11.6 °C.

Statistics for 20 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 11.9 °C, range: 10.8 °C to 13.1 °C

The Barley Cove water temperature is rather cold (11 °C). Although it will be cloudy today, air temperatures will be relatively mild, feeling like 10 °C, so feeling about the same in the water as out of it. A winter steamer or even a good quality spring wetsuit and neoprene boots should suffice. Wear a hood and gloves if you have not been surfing for a while.

Ireland Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ireland
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 Barley Cove. 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.

Barley Cove 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.

Barley Cove sea temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 7th of August and are at their minimum on about the 20th of February, in the range 9 to 11°C (48 to 52°F). The highest seasonal sea temperatures at Barley Cove in the first part of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its minimum in mid to late February, low sea temperatures at Barley Cove are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Barley Cove 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 Barley Cove. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.