Keel Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Mayo and Achill Island, Ireland)
- Weather State
- Spot Info
Today's Keel sea temperature is 8.3 °C.
Statistics for 08 Feb (1981–2005)
– mean: 9.7 °C,
range: 9.1 °C
to 10.6 °C
The water temperature (8 °C) at Keel is very cold today and the windchill (3 °C) will make the air temperature seem even colder. You'll need a thick hooded winter wetsuit as well as neoprene gloves and neoprene boots and the cloudiness won't make it feel any warmer
Map of current Ireland
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Ireland
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Keel. 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.
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.
Keel sea water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 16th of August and are at their lowest on about the 17th of February, in the range 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F). The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Keel 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 middle of February, low sea water temperatures at Keel 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 Keel 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 Keel. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
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