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Rossnowlagh ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Rossnowlagh Surf Forecast / Donegal / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 GMT
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Rossnowlagh surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rossnowlagh sea temperature is 7.8 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 9.7 min: 8.0 °C)
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Rossnowlagh surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rossnowlagh sea temperature is 7.8 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.0 max: 9.7 min: 8.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Rossnowlagh (light winds from the S at Finner 8 km from Rossnowlagh). 2.8m swell from WNW too big

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Light
14 km/h
S
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rossnowlagh this week:

The surf forecast for Rossnowlagh over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 4s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rossnowlagh in the next 7 days are 4.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Friday (Feb 26) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Fri 26th Feb)7.5ft (2.3m) 11s
Best Surf 9PM (Fri 26th Feb)11ft (3.5m) 16s
Most Powerful12AM (Sat 27th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rossnowlagh over the next 7 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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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
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2.5
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.9
W
4
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.5
W
2.1
W
2.5
W
2.3
W
1.9
W
1.7
W
1.3
WNW
1.1
NW
0.9
WNW
0.7
NW
0.5
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.1
W
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
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1714735753654237643216247515792872213712569175903582391126825629717312594123
10
SSE
15
SSE
25
SSW
20
SSW
5
SSE
5
SSW
5
SE
5
SE
10
SSE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
SE
10
SE
10
ESE
10
SSE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
SE
5
ESE
5
ENE
5
NNW
10
E
15
E
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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5:08AM
3.51
5:27PM
3.27
5:44AM
3.78
6:04PM
3.43
6:20AM
3.98
6:42PM
3.53
6:57AM
4.06
7:20PM
3.55
7:36AM
4.02
8:00PM
3.48
8:17AM
3.84
8:42PM
3.35
9:02AM
3.55
9:30PM
3.15
10:52PM
0.45
11:24AM
0.30
11:28PM
0.23
12:01PM
0.06
12:04AM
0.07
12:38PM
-0.10
12:42AM
-0.02
1:16PM
-0.16
1:20AM
-0.01
1:55PM
-0.09
2:01AM
0.09
2:36PM
0.09
2:46AM
0.29
3:21PM
0.36
3:37AM
0.55

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 Rossnowlagh blow from the E

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
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--6:02--6:05--6:07--6:08--6:10--6:13--6:15--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun afternoon, min 4°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rossnowlagh Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rossnowlagh provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rossnowlagh can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rossnowlagh 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 (Rossnowlagh) 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 Rossnowlagh 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.

Rossnowlagh is 17 km (11 miles) from Killybegs. If you plan a holiday in Donegal, look for hotels and other accommodation in Killybegs. Killybegs has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.