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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Athy, Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Athy...

Athy is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 12855 people. The water temperature around Athy varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.4°C (45.3°F) in February up to 13.9°C (57°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Athy is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Athy?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Athy is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near Athy?

There are not too many surf spots close to Athy. A spot, which is not too far away, is Tramore, which is about 58.4km (37.6miles) away from Athy. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tramore and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Athy are Annestown, which is ca 60.6km (37.6miles) away, and Clogherhead, located roughly 67km (41.6miles) from Athy.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Athy. One beach, which is not too far away, is Lilliput, which is just 36.8km (22.8miles) away from Athy. Another good beach near Athy is Ballymoney, 38.3km (23.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Athy?

The water temperature around Athy is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of nearly 7°C (45°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Athy?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Athy: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Athy...

Do you know what the the city Furudate in Japan, the city Brielle in United States, and the city Diksmuide in Belgium have in common with Athy? Click on the links to find out...