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Five Finger Strand Surf Forecast / Donegal / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 IST
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Five Finger Strand surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Five Finger Strand sea temperature is 10.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.7 max: 11.9 min: 9.5 °C)
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Five Finger Strand surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Five Finger Strand sea temperature is 10.4 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.7 max: 11.9 min: 9.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Five Finger Strand (light winds from the NW at Malin Head 4 km from Five Finger Strand).

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Light
11 km/h
NW
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Five Finger Strand this week:

The surf forecast for Five Finger Strand over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Five Finger Strand in the next 12 days are 3.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 24) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 7s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Wed 19th May)3ft (0.9m) 8s
Best Surf10PM (Wed 19th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 8s
Most Powerful 7AM (Mon 24th May)11ft (3.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Five Finger Strand over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
011010000000000000000000012232220011
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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0.8
W
0.9
W
1.1
W
1.2
W
0.9
WSW
0.7
W
0.4
WSW
0.7
W
3
N
3
N
2.4
N
1.5
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.5
WSW
1.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
3
W
3
W
2.5
W
1.7
W
1.4
W
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
0.9
W
0.8
W
0.7
W
0.9
W
1.2
W
1
W
0.9
W
1
W
0.9
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.7
NW
1.3
WNW
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57111149181947326257129914186571609146118708249928301702646384342295149116871584202661953091859290157379
10
NW
10
SSW
15
WSW
20
W
10
SSE
30
ESE
50
ESE
40
NE
40
NNE
40
N
30
NNW
25
NNW
25
W
20
S
25
SSW
40
WSW
45
W
25
WNW
30
NW
25
NNW
25
NW
25
NNW
20
NNW
20
N
15
N
5
NW
10
NNW
10
NNW
0
SSE
5
SSE
10
N
10
W
15
W
20
WNW
15
NW
20
NNW
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
11:39PM
2.30
12:08PM
2.03
12:55AM
2.29
1:36PM
2.04
2:12AM
2.41
2:53PM
2.19
3:16AM
2.61
3:54PM
2.41
4:10AM
2.85
4:44PM
2.66
4:59AM
3.07
5:30PM
2.90
5:47AM
3.23
6:15PM
3.09
6:34AM
3.31
6:59PM
3.22
7:20AM
3.28
7:43PM
3.27
8:08AM
3.15
8:30PM
3.23
8:56AM
2.94
9:19PM
3.11
9:48AM
2.69
5:07PM
0.93
6:06AM
1.05
6:18PM
1.00
7:30AM
1.01
7:40PM
0.98
8:46AM
0.84
8:53PM
0.84
9:45AM
0.59
9:52PM
0.63
10:35AM
0.34
10:45PM
0.40
11:21AM
0.12
11:33PM
0.18
12:05PM
-0.03
12:21AM
0.01
12:48PM
-0.10
1:08AM
-0.08
1:32PM
-0.07
1:57AM
-0.07
2:16PM
0.03
2:47AM
0.04
3:02PM
0.20
3:40AM
0.23

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Five Finger Strand blow from the ESE

Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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--5:13--5:11--5:09--5:09--5:07--5:05--5:03--5:03--5:01--5:00--4:58--4:58
9:37--9:38--9:39--9:42--9:44--9:45--9:46--9:47--9:50--9:51--9:52--9:53--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Tue night, strong winds from the ESE by Thu morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Very mild (max 10°C on Sun morning, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sat night, strong winds from the WSW by Sun night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Mon afternoon, calm by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Five Finger Strand Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Five Finger Strand provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Five Finger Strand can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Five Finger Strand surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Five Finger Strand) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Five Finger Strand may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Five Finger Strand is 5 km (3 miles) from the city of Malin Head. If you plan a holiday in Donegal, look for hotels and other accommodation in Malin Head. Malin Head has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.