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Inch Strand water temperature
Inch Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.6

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Inch Strand Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kerry, Ireland)

Today's Inch Strand sea temperature is 12.7 °C.

Statistics for 19 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 13.3 °C, range: 12.2 °C to 14.4 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Inch Strand is quite cold. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to get away with a good sealed spring wetsuit but you won't overheat in a winter wetsuit, gloves boots and a hood. Effective windchill factor of (12 °C).

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 Inch Strand. 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.

Inch Strand 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.

Inch Strand sea temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 7th of August and are at their coldest on about the 19th of February, in the range 9 to 11°C (48 to 52°F). The maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Inch Strand in the first part of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its coldest in the third week of February, low sea temperatures at Inch Strand 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 Inch Strand 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 Inch Strand. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.