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

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

Claregalway is a coastal city in Ireland. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1217 people. The water temperature around Claregalway changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.6°C (45.8°F) in February up to 16.3°C (61.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Claregalway 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 Claregalway?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Claregalway is about:
9°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Claregalway. A spot, which is not too far away, is Fanore, which is 20km (18.3miles) away from Claregalway. Click here for directions and for more information on Fanore and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Claregalway are Crab Island, which is 29.5km (18.3miles) away, and Lahinch beach, located roughly 32.4km (20.1miles) from Claregalway.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are more gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Claregalway. The closest one is Trá na mBan, which is 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Claregalway. Another beach near Claregalway is Counsellors Strand, which is 6.3km (3.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Claregalway?

The water temperature around Claregalway is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Claregalway. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to nearly 8°C (46°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Claregalway?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Claregalway: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Claregalway...

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