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Inchydoney water temperature
Inchydoney ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Inchydoney Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cork, Ireland)

Today's Inchydoney sea temperature is 13.1 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 13.3 °C, range: 11.7 °C to 14.5 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Inchydoney 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 (10 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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 Inchydoney. 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.

Inchydoney 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.

Inchydoney sea temperatures peak in the range 14 to 19°C (57 to 66°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their lowest on about the 28th of February, in the range 9 to 10°C (48 to 50°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at Inchydoney in the middle of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its lowest in the fourth week of February, low sea temperatures at Inchydoney 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 Inchydoney 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 Inchydoney. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.