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Maghera Strand Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Donegal, Ireland)

Today's Maghera Strand sea temperature is 12.5 °C.

Statistics for 22 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 12.1 °C, range: 10.8 °C to 13.2 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Maghera Strand is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 7 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (7 °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 Maghera 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.

Maghera Strand Water Temperature Graph

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

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