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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Belfast, United Kingdom

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

Belfast is a coastal city in United Kingdom. It is a comparatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 274770 people. The water temperature around Belfast has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.4°F) in March up to 13.3°C (55.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Belfast 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 Belfast?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Belfast is approximately:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Belfast. The next good one is Portballintrae, which is 50.1km (31.5miles) away from Belfast. Click here to check out more information on Portballintrae and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Belfast are White Rocks, which is roughly 50.7km (31.5miles) away, and West Strand, located approximately 51.3km (31.9miles) from Belfast.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Belfast?

No, there are not many beaches near to Belfast. A beach that might be worth checking out is Portstewart Strand, which is 51.5km (32miles) away from Belfast. Another nice beach near Belfast is Clogherhead, which is 56.1km (34.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Belfast?

The water temperature around Belfast is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of nearly 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, 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 advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Belfast?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Belfast: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Belfast...

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