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Inishcrone Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sligo, Ireland)

Today's Inishcrone sea temperature is 8.9 °C.

Statistics for 08 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 9.5 °C, range: 8.9 °C to 10.3 °C

The water temperature (8 °C) at Inishcrone is very cold. You will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Cloudy, with an effective air temperature of (5 °C), so feeling about the same in the water or out of it.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Inishcrone. 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.

Inishcrone 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.

Inishcrone sea water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 2nd of March, in the range 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F). The warmest seasonal sea water temperatures at Inishcrone 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 early March, low sea water temperatures at Inishcrone 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 Inishcrone 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 Inishcrone. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.