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

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

Ballyhiernan is a beach in Ireland. The water temperature around Ballyhiernan has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.5°F) in March up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ballyhiernan 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 at Ballyhiernan?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Ballyhiernan is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Ballyhiernan?

There are not many surf spots close to Ballyhiernan. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ballyheirnan Bay, which is 0.9km (26miles) away from Ballyhiernan. Click here for more information on Ballyheirnan Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ballyhiernan are West Strand, which is 41.9km (26miles) away, and East Strand, located 42.5km (26.4miles) from Ballyhiernan.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Ballyhiernan. The nearest one is Portsalon, which is only 4km (2.5miles) away from Ballyhiernan. Another beautiful beach near Ballyhiernan is Downings, which is approximately 6.1km (3.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ballyhiernan?

The sea temperature at Ballyhiernan is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to 8°C (46°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ballyhiernan?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Ballyhiernan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ballyhiernan...

Do you know what the the city Kallmeti i Madh in Albania, the geo Western Reef , and the city Vinalhaven in United States have in common with Ballyhiernan? Click on the links to find out...