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Strandhill water temperature
Strandhill ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Strandhill Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sligo, Ireland)

Today's Strandhill sea temperature is 10.1 °C.

Statistics for 11 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 10.5 °C, range: 9.6 °C to 11.4 °C

Cold Strandhill water temperature (10 °C) today. Despite the sunshine, we suggest wearing a thick winter wetsuit, and ideally a neoprene hood, gloves and boots too because of the windchill will make air temperatures feel close to freezing.

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 Strandhill. 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.

Strandhill 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.

Strandhill sea water temperatures peak in the range 13 to 18°C (55 to 64°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 25th of February, in the range 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F). The highest seasonal sea water temperatures at Strandhill in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its minimum in late February, low sea water temperatures at Strandhill 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 Strandhill 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 Strandhill. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.