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Loughros Beg water temperature
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Loughros Beg Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Donegal, Ireland)

Today's Loughros Beg sea temperature is 13.9 °C.

Statistics for 21 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 12.2 °C, range: 11.2 °C to 13.2 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Loughros Beg is quite cool. You will need a quality spring wetsuit, and maybe neoprene hood because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of just (8 °C). Gloves are a good idea, neoprene boots optional.

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 Loughros Beg. 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.

Loughros Beg 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.

Loughros Beg sea water temperatures peak in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F) on around the 7th of August and are at their minimum on about the 21st of February, in the range 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F). The maximum sea water temperatures at Loughros Beg in the first part of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days. The minimum sea water temperatures at Loughros Beg mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in mid to late February.

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